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
This program explores the theme of women throughout history who have persisted in the face of obstacles. It celebrates those who have spoken out, 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
Rocking with the Renaissance Men!
Thanks to all who were able to make it out on a snowy evening for the "Rockin' with Renaissance Men" event on Saturday, January 18! Renaissance Men and Ensemble Lyrae had a great time sharing an eclectic mix of music all to raise funds for NAMI Massachusetts!
Thanks to the generosity of the audience, $1,886 was raised! Every bit of it will be going to support their programs that build better lives for the millions affected by mental illness.
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.