Founded in 2007 by music director Beth Willer, Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of new and early music for women’s voices. In an effort to enrich this body of repertoire, Lorelei collaborates with established and emerging composers from the United States and abroad, while continuing to highlight standard and lesser-known repertoire of the Medieval, Renaissance and early-Baroque periods. Lorelei has hosted both private and public performances in the Boston area, collaborating with various composers, ensembles, guest artists, and organizations to bring innovative programming to a broader audience.
Consisting of eight professional singers from the Boston area, Lorelei performs both as a full ensemble of eight independent voices, and as a combination of smaller chamber ensembles (solo, duet, trio, quartet). Repertoire performed includes works for a cappella, accompanied, and amplified voices.
Beth Willer, Founder and Artistic Director
Sonja Tengblad, soprano
Margot Rood, soprano
Emily Culler, soprano
Clare McNamara, alto
Christina English, alto
Stephanie Kacoyanis, alto
Emily Marvosh, alto
To purchase tickets, visit www.loreleiensemble.com.
Mission Statement: Dedicated to the expansion of repertoire for women’s voices, Lorelei Ensemble works to expose lesser-known early music while collaborating with living composers to produce innovative programming that speaks to a wider audience.
Subscription Series 2014|2015
Reconstructed: The New Americana
Friday, October 31, 8pm – Marsh Chapel, Boston University
Sunday, November 2, 3pm – Marsh Chapel, Boston University
Joshua Bornfield: Reconstruction (World Premiere)
Josh Shank: Saro (World Premiere)
Scott Ordway: North Woods (World Premiere)
Mary Montgomery Koppel: Nokomis’ Fall (World Premiere)
Works by William Billings and his contemporaries
With guest artists Shaw Pong Liú and Orlando Cela
a project of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose, Artistic Director
Saturday, January 24, 8pm – NEC’s Jordan Hall
Béla Bartók: Three Village Scenes, with Lorelei Ensemble
Kati Agócs: The Debrecen Passion (World Premiere), with Lorelei Ensemble
György Ligeti: Violin Concerto, Gabriela Diaz, violin
Bálint Karosi: Existentia: in memory of Sándor Weöres (World Premiere)
Friday, May 22, 8pm – Marsh Chapel, Boston University
Saturday, May 23, 8pm – venue TBD
Shaw Pong Liú: Peace is a Woman in a House (World Premiere). Featuring Chinese calligrapher Mike Mei
Carson Cooman: The Dawning Light (World Premiere)
Selections from Las Huelgas Codex
Chamber Music Series: Lorelei on the Rocks
Friday, September 26 at 7pm
Margot Rood, Clare McNamara, and Stephanie Kacoyanis, along with cellist Patrick Owen will perform works by Scott Ordway, Heather Gilligan, Julia Alford-Fowler, Guillaume Du Fay, and John Jacob Niles.
Friday, February 20 at 7pm
Sonja Tengblad, Emily Culler, and Clare McNamara in a post-Valentine’s evening of 16th-century Italian and English madrigals, including works by Palestrina, Willaert, Monte, Weelkes, and Morley.
With guest artist Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord.
Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm
Shari Wilson, Margot Rood, Emily Marvosh, and Christina English perform salon music of the 18th-19th century, including works by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, and Reger.
With guest artist Dylan Sauerwald, fortepiano.