Patricia Kent has performed as soprano soloist with many orchestras including Wooster (OH) Symphony, the Duluth Superior Symphony, the Rochester Symphony, the Metropolitan Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed as soloist with many regional organizations, including the Minnesota Center Chorale, Macalester Festival Chorale, the Oratorio Society of Minnesota, the Minnesota Chorale and the Bach Society. Dr. Kent is an alumna of the College of St. Benedict and received an MA from Queens College. She holds a DMA from the University of Minnesota, where she won the coveted Schussler Vocal Prize.
Patricia is a featured artist on several recordings, including the Minnesota AIDS Quilt Songbook and a recording of songs in Catalan, Spanish and Portuguese with Carolyn Finley, Edward Turley and Deidre Harkins. https://digitalcommons.csbsju.edu/music_recordings/13/. Patricia has also recorded songs of Fanny and Felix Mendelssohn with pianist Robert Koopmann and French songs with Roderick Phipps-Kettlewell. Ms. Kent is also active as an operatic performer. Operatic roles include the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Mother in The Consul with Arbeit Opera, Rosamunde in Dangerous Liaisons, and Ariadne in Ariadne auf Naxos. She has sung internationally in England, Scotland, Wales and Panama.