Heralded for its “full-bodied and radiant sound” by the New York Times, Lorelei Ensemble is internationally recognized for its bold, inventive programs championing the extraordinary flexibility and virtuosity of the human voice.
Led by founder and artistic director Beth Willer, Lorelei has established an inspiring mission, curating culturally relevant and artistically audacious programs that challenge artists’ and audiences’ expectations. Lorelei Ensemble collaborates with leading composers to commission new works that expand and deepen the repertoire of sounds, timbres, words and stories that women use to reflect and challenge our world.
This new repertoire for women’s and treble voices allows unparalleled music making that is born from the unique position of power and cultural influence that women hold. Collaborating composers include David Lang, Julia Wolfe, George Benjamin, Kati Agócs, Lisa Bielawa, Kareem Roustom, Jessica Meyer and more.
Lorelei Ensemble maintains a robust national touring schedule, including recent collaborations with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, along with performances at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Boston's Symphony Hall.
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 David Lang’s love fail (Cantaloupe 2020) and Impermanence (Sono Luminus 2018).
Founded in Boston in 2007, Lorelei Ensemble consists of artists based across the United States. Learn more at www.loreleiensemble.com.