Lorelei Ensemble



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
Sarah Brailey, soprano
Sophie Michaux, soprano
Clare McNamara, alto
Christina English, alto
Stephanie Kacoyanis, alto
Emily Marvosh, alto

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.


Concerts 2016|2017

To purchase tickets, visit www.loreleiensemble.com.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 ~ 8 p.m. ~ BU Art Gallery (808 Comm. Ave.)
Sunday, October 2, 2016 ~ 4 p.m. ~ BU Art Gallery (808 Comm. Ave.)
Program to include works by Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume Du Fay, Kate Soper, Luciano Berio, and a world premiere by Jessica Meyer.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY)
Thursday, December 22, 2016 ~ 6:30 p.m. ~ Gallery 305, Medieval Sculpture Hall
Thursday, December 22, 2016 ~ 8:30 p.m. ~ Gallery 305, Medieval Sculpture Hall
GEORGE BENJAMIN Dream of the Song
with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Thursday, February 9, 2017 ~ 8:00 p.m. ~ Symphony Hall, Boston
Friday, February 10, 2017 ~ 8:00 p.m. ~ Symphony Hall, Boston
Saturday, February 11, 2017 ~ 8:00 p.m. ~ Symphony Hall, Boston
Thursday, March 2, 2017 ~ 8:00 p.m. ~ Carnegie Hall, New York

Saturday, June 10, 2017 ~ 8:00 p.m. ~ Marsh Chapel
Sunday, June 11, 2017 ~ 4:00 p.m. ~ Marsh Chapel
BYRD Mass for Three Voices
JAMES KALLEMBACH The Death of Antigone [World Premiere]
AUGUSTA READ THOMAS Water is Taught By Thirst [World Premiere]
SHAWN KIRCHNER [Untitled World Premiere]