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Classical Soprano

Alice McAllister Tillman

Versatile Soprano with a Repertoire that Includes Art Songs, Operatic Arias, Spirituals, Musical Theater, and Jazz


Alice McAllister Tillman


Alice McAllister Tillman is a versatile artist whose experiences have taken her to concert halls and recital stages throughout North America. Her voice has been described as “Exquisite,” “Mesmerizing,” “Magnificent,” “Brilliant” and “Beautiful!”

Alice McAllister Tillman is known for her ability to perform a diverse range of literature spanning many genres. She has been presented in solo recitals that include Art Songs, Operatic Arias, Spirituals, Musical Theater and Jazz. She is frequently engaged in Oratorio and Symphonic presentations. Highlights as a soloist include Bach’s Magnificat, Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, Margaret Bond’s Credo, Adolphus Hailstork’s I Will Lift Mine Eyes, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate, Mozart’s Requiem, Garcia’s Requiem, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, Coleridge-Taylor Perkins’ Symphony of the Sphinx premiered by The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and MaestroThomas Wilkerson, Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music Concert under the baton of David Berger during the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, Dave Brubeck’s To Hope with the Brubeck Quartet during the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival, Adolphus Hailstork’s Earthrise during the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Classical Roots Series under the baton of Maestro Leonard Slatkin, Henry Panion’s Here We Are under with Maestro Roderick Cox, From Broadway to the Met Livonia Symphony and Maestro Volodymyr Shesiuk, featured artist for the 2013 and 2019 Azalia Hackley Concert presented by the Friends of the Detroit Public Library E. Azalia Hackley Collection. The Hackley Collection highlights the achievements of African Americans in the Performing Arts. Ms. McAllister Tillman was privileged to pay homage to music icon, Aretha Franklin, by performing Schubert’s Ave Maria at Ms. Franklin’s Funeral Service in August 2018.

Alice is a long-standing member of the Award-Winning Brazeal Dennard Chorale and accepted the role of Artistic Director in September of 2015. In her debut season as Artistic Director, Ms. McAllister Tillman had the honor of conducting The Brazeal Dennard Chorale and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Roland Carter’s Lift Every Voice and Sing.

Ms. Tillman can also present a program of jazz standards with a small jazz ensemble - keys, bass, drums.

Classical / Jazz / World


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What Critics Are Saying

“Soprano Alice McAllister Tillman, whose soaring voice sent exquisite chills through the air during Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music Concert at Orchestra Hall. ”

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Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press

“Alice McAllister Tillman was accompanied by a harpist as she performed a stirring Schubert’s Ave Maria. The overwhelming opinion is that it will stand out as one of the most impressive parts of the service. ”

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Kev Geoghegan & Paul Glynn BBC Music News Live about the Funeral Service of Music Icon Aretha Franklin


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