Please welcome our new
Please join us in welcoming Anastasia Black, the newest member of Ensemble Lyrae! We can't wait to begin making music with her and continue to bring our audiences the high-level of thought-provoking, exquisite artistry they've come to expect from Ensemble Lyrae since our inception in 2016!
Anastasia Black, soprano, is dedicated to the performance and preservation of rarely performed music, especially music from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque eras, and music by female composers. She recently gave a lecture recital on the life and works of Fanny Hensel 2019, she curated a program of French and Italian Baroque music titled From Shipwreck to Sleep, which included music by Barbara Strozzi and Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, among others. Anastasia has often appeared in the Summer Chamber Music on the Hill concert series at Church of St. Andrew, Marblehead. Her recent roles include Eumene in the UK premiere of Cavalli’s Xerse, Pasatea in Cavalli’s L’Ercole Amante, and Abra in a staged production of Vivaldi’s oratorio, Juditha Triumphans. She has appeared as a concert soloist in Bach’s Cantata No. 1, Schütz’s Magnificat, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, John Rutter's Magnificat, Bach’s Cantata No. 92, Fauré’s Requiem, and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Other performances in the Boston area include three collaborations with the Boston Camerata: The Play of Daniel, The Night’s Tale, and City of Fools: Songs of Rule and Misrule in the Middle Ages. In 2016, Anastasia appeared in the chorus of Mozart’s Apollo et Hyacinthus with Emmanuel Music, and in the chorus of Mozart’s Idomeneo, a Boston Opera Collaborative production. Anastasia sings with Nightingale Vocal Ensemble, and is a staff singer at First Lutheran Church in Boston.
Anastasia holds a Master’s Degree in Early Music from Longy School of Music, where she studied under Laurie Monahan, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where she studied with Dr. Richard Kosowski. She currently studies with Pamela Dellal. Anastasia maintains a private voice studio in Melrose and is on the faculty at Clark University and Early Music Week at World Fellowship Center in Conway, NH.