Grace Allendorf, mezzo-soprano
Rachael Chagat, soprano
Samantha Dearborn, soprano
Michelle Deluise, mezzo-soprano
Emily Murphy, piano
N E W S
Rocking with the Renaissance Men!
Ensemble Lyrae is pleased to have been invited as guest performers on the Milton Community Concerts', “Rockin’ With Renaissance Men: A Benefit Concert” at First Parish of Milton in Milton. Renaissance Men is New England’s professional male vocal chamber ensemble. They have performed throughout the United States in concerts delivering impassioned interpretations of music written for male voices, spanning multiple centuries and genres. Their repertoire ranges from virtuosic Renaissance polyphony, traditional Bluegrass tunes with band, rollicking Estonian folk music, and drinking songs from around the world, to world premieres by living composers.
Admission is free although there is a suggested $20 donation to benefit NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness. In the event of heavy snow the backup concert date will be Saturday, February 1st at 7pm. The historic venue features ample free parking and accessibility. For more information and updates visit miltoncommunityconcerts.com.
Still We Rise: Changing HERstory
This program explores the theme of women throughout history who have persisted in the face of obstacles. This program celebrates those who have spoken up, risen up, fought for what is right, and paved the way for others by changing the course of history. Works include the stories and/or words of women such as Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Malala Yousafzai, Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, and Anne Frank, among many others.
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the program includes a set of suffragette songs, never taking for granted this fundamental right.
With Guests Artists:
Naoko Sugiyama, piano
Stephen DeBenedictis, percussion
Rockin' with Renaissance Men
Saturday, January 18, 2020 7:00 PM
535 Canton Ave., Miton, MA
A benefit concert featuring Renaissance Men, with a special guest appearance by Ensemble Lyrae. Milton Community Concerts
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.