Lorelei Ensemble

Driven by its mission to advance and elevate women’s voices and to enrich the repertoire through forward-thinking and co-creative collaboration, Lorelei Ensemble is committed to bringing works to life that point toward a “new normal” for vocal artists and women in music.

The ensemble frequently collaborates with composers from the United States and abroad, delivering more than 60 world, U.S. and regional premieres since its founding in 2007. Collaborating composers include David Lang, Julia Wolfe, George Benjamin, Kati Agócs, Lisa Bielawa, Kareem Roustom, Jessica Meyer and Christopher Cerrone.

Lorelei Ensemble maintains a robust national touring schedule, including recent collaborations with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, A Far Cry and Cantus, and performances at celebrated venues across the country, including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tanglewood Music Center, Boston's Symphony Hall, Trinity Wall Street, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

Education is an important and integral part of Lorelei’s work, including residencies with young artists at Harvard University, Yale University, Duke University, Bucknell University, University of Iowa and Cornell University.

On the New Focus, Sono Luminus, Cantaloupe and BMOP Sound labels, Lorelei has recorded the music of Kati Agócs, Peter Gilbert, James Kallembach, William Billings, Guillaume Du Fay, Alfred Schnittke and many others. Recent recordings include David Lang’s love fail (Cantaloupe 2020) and Impermanence (Sono Luminus 2018).

Please note: Biographies are based on information provided to the CSO by the artists or their representatives. More current information may be available on websites of the artists or their management.