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Rachael Chagat, soprano

Grace Allendorf, mezzo-soprano

Michelle Deluise, mezzo-soprano

Lea Peterson, soprano

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Our sixth season has developed from our asking "who are we and what are our wishes?" Ensemble Lyrae has spent many months reflecting, questioning, and enjoying the discovery of who we are and what we want to bring to the world. Our name was chosen for the constellation Lyra, comprised of five stars, and is associated with Orpheus and his lute. As our constellation shifts in time, we welcome a new light and new sound!

With the naked eye, approximately 6,000 stars can be seen in optimal conditions. It's no wonder that these tiny balls of gas have fascinated humans for centuries; been invaluable to prophets, sailors, and ancient civilizations; and served as inspiration to countless poets, composers, and artists alike.

Ensemble Lyrae's 2022-2023 Season, "Star light, Star bright," uses the stars to guide our music and storytelling. The simplicity of the timeless nursery rhyme might seem trite in these trying times, but we find that simplicity is clarity. 

Read more about our 2022-2023 Season HERE.

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We "ho-ho-hope" you will! 

Upcoming Events


Holdiay Singing at Porter Square


Friday, December 2 5:45-7:45 PM

Porter Square Shopping Center



Star light

Sunday, December 11 4:00 PM

Shirley Meeting House

41 Brown Rd., Shirley, MA


"Christmas at Mechanics"

Wednesday, December 14 12:00 PM

Mechanics Hall

321 Main Street, Worcester, MA


Star light

Sunday, December 17 7:00 PM

St. John the Evangelist Parish

2254 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA


Holdiay Singing at Porter Square


Friday, December 23 1:00-3:00 PM

Porter Square Shopping Center


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Ensemble Lyrae

     Inspired by the natural beauty and brilliance of the constellation Lyra, Ensemble Lyrae brings together four uniquely and highly talented musicians. While each shines as a soloist, together, these women form deep connections in performing quartets and trios. 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 were invited to perform at Boston Public Library's 'Concert in the Courtyard' summer series in the summer of 2020. They received 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.