Soprano Amanda Sidebottom is known for her “luminous", clear tone and versatile musicianship. Based in New York City, she is an active soloist, choral singer, and chamber musician, performing music from Renaissance polyphony to newly-commissioned works. Amanda has performed solos with the Mark Morris Dance Group under Mark Morris (Vivaldi Gloria, Bach Jesu meine Freude), the American Classical Orchestra (Handel Messiah), and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine under Kent Tritle (Scarlatti Stabat Mater, Charpentier Te Deum).

Her lute duo Well-Tuned Words with Erik Ryding has performed across the country in San Francisco, Boston, and New York, as well as in Europe in Paris, Amsterdam, Milan, Basel, and Berlin. She has appeared with early music chamber ensembles The Soul's Delight, Brooklyn Baroque, and The Queen's Consort. A founding member of Etherea Vocal Ensemble, she has appeared at the Castleton Festival (Virginia), Weill Hall (Carnegie, New York City), in Washington, D.C., and across Connecticut, including at Yale's Center for British Art in New Haven. She can also be heard on the group's debut album Ceremony of Carols, which charted on both iTunes and Billboard Classical, and Hymn to the Dawn.

In the realm of historical performance, Amanda has worked with such luminaries as Ellen Hargis, Stephen Stubbs, and Grant Herreid. She has also performed in fringe concerts at early music festivals in Boston and Berkeley with Well-Tuned Words, the New York Continuo Collective, and the award-winning Ensemble Lipzodes.

As a choral singer, Amanda has made appearances with Yale Choral Artists, with whom she has sung with William Christie, Nicholas McGegan, and the Mark Morris Dance Group; the Holy Trinity Lutheran's Bach Choir on their Sunday Vespers series; the Trinity Choir (Trinity Wall Street); the Choir at St. Luke in the Fields; and St. Ignatius of Antioch. She has also made appearances with Seraphic Fire, based in Miami, Florida, and Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

Opera credits include The Child in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortileges, Belinda in Dido & Aeneas, and Cupid in John Blow’s Venus & Adonis. Amanda holds degrees in early music and vocal performance from Indiana University and DePauw University.