Photographer Kate Melton.

With her “rich, smooth mezzo soprano” (St. Louis Post), Kim Leeds engages audiences in her exploration of life’s essence through music. As a soloist, she has sung with the American Bach Soloists Academy, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Ad Astra Musical Festival, Bach Society of St. Louis, and the Tafelmusik Baroque Chamber Orchestra and Choir. She was a Virginia Best Adams Fellow at Carmel Bach Festival. As a choral artist, Ms. Leeds has performed abroad with the Weimar Bach Academy and Junges Stuttgart Bach Ensemble, and in the US with the Oregon Bach Festival, the Handel & Haydn Society, the Grammy-nominated True Concord (Tucson), and the Grammy-winning ensemble The Crossing (Philadelphia). In the Boston area, Ms. Leeds has appeared as a soloist with the Commonwealth Chorale, the Cantata Singers, and Music at Marsh Chapel, and she can be heard on the 2017 Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s recording of Jeremy Gill’s Before the Wresting Tides.