Grace Allendorf, mezzo-soprano
Rachael Chagat, soprano
Samantha Dearborn, soprano
Michelle Deluise, mezzo-soprano
Emily Murphy, piano
N E W S
Still WE Rise: Changing HERstory
Due to the ongoing concerns about COVID-19 and to help protect the many of you who support us by attending our live performances, we’re postponing the concerts that we have scheduled for Saturday March 28 at Longy School of Music of Bard and Sunday, March 29 at The Community House in Hamilton. We’ll share information about our plans to reschedule these events as they are formed.
At present, our concert on Sunday, May 17 at the Shirley Meeting House is scheduled to take place as planned. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will communicate as soon as possible if that changes.
Your support of our music is a tremendous gift and one that we are exceptionally grateful for. While the work we do with Ensemble Lyrae is a passion of ours, many artists are wholly reliant on their art as a source of income. We’ll be making a donation to Boston Singers' Relief Fund (BSRF) on behalf of Ensemble Lyrae. As an immediate response to the current situation, BSRF is offering one-time grants to reimburse individual classical singers for some or all of the income they lost due to COVID-19 related cancellations. Learn more and make a donation to this very generous fund by clicking the link below:
Saturday, March 28, 2020 8:00 PM
27 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:00 PM
284 Bay Road, Hamilton, MA
Sunday, April 5, 2020 3:00 PM
Morrill Memorial Library
33 Walpole Street, Norwood, MA
Sunday, May 17, 2020 4:00 PM
41 Brown Road, Shirley, MA
Inspired by the natural beauty and brilliance of the constellation Lyra, Ensemble Lyrae brings together five uniquely and highly talented musicians. While each shines as a soloist, together, these women form deep connections in performing duets, trios, and quartets. The pianist and four vocalists of Ensemble Lyrae seek to illuminate musical works often unknown or under-played. They also premiere cutting-edge pieces written specifically for the Ensemble and their remarkable sound.
Whether performing in a spacious concert hall or a more intimate salon-style setting at home, these captivating Boston-based musicians enliven the audience's senses, engage their imaginations, and invite them to live in a world of timeless beautiful sound. Ensemble Lyrae has performed on the Music at Norway Pond Concert Series and Music at Whitehead Series and have been invited to perform at Boston Public Library's 'Concert in the Courtyard' summer series in the summer of 2020. They are the recent recipients of a 2019 Medford Arts Council Grant and Mass Cultural Council Grant, which allowed them to bring their program "Nevertheless, She Persisted" to a private audience at the Medford Council on Aging in June 2019.