Carrie Cheron, mezzo-soprano
Praised for her "warm tone," and for having “the voice of an angel,” mezzo-soprano Carrie Cheron has performed as a soloist with and as an ensemble member of such groups as Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, Handel & Haydn Society, The American Classical Orchestra, Lorelei Ensemble, Peregrine Consort, Arcadia Players, Newton Baroque, Exsultemus, Yale Choral Artists, and Skylark Vocal Ensemble, among others. In demand as a classical soloist, choral ensemble singer, and contemporary vocalist of many genres, Ms. Cheron has performed internationally on a wide variety of stages.
Classical highlights of this season include a solo performance with Emmanuel Music in Bach's Christmas Oratorio and an international solo debut with Skylark Ensemble at the Holy Week Festival at St. John's, Smith Square, in London. Recent solo highlights include Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart's Requiem and Vesperae solennes de Dominica, Bach’s Magnificat, Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Messiah, Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus, alto soloist in Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil, the portrayal of Hillary Clinton in excerpts of composer Curtis K. Hughes’ opera Say it ain’t so, Joe, and Bach Cantatas with Emmanuel Music and Atlanta’s New Trinity Baroque.
A champion of contemporary classical composition, Ms. Cheron recently starred as Doctor/Loki in Guerilla Opera's presentation of Per Bloland's opera Pedr Solis, and joined New Gallery Concert Series in Boston for the world premiere of weavery by composer Marti Epstein, written specifically for Ms. Cheron's voice. She also recently recorded the song cycle "Alice," by composer Thomas Oboe Lee for Departed Feathers Music, and performed song cycles by Boston composer Christopher Montgomery.
Ms. Cheron is particularly proud to be a founding and core member of Eudaimonia, a conductorless period orchestra that uses musical performance to support the social and humanitarian work of partner organizations. Their inaugural performance supported the work of Shelter Music Boston, with which she also performs. Last season, Eudaimonia collaborated with the students of Longy School of Music, where they are in residence, to present a fully-staged production of Vivaldi's Juditha triumphans, in which Ms. Cheron performed the title role.
In addition to an active classical career, Ms. Cheron is a nationally recognized performing singer/songwriter. Her original compositions and singing have been recognized by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, NEMO Music Makers Competition, Great Waters Folk Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, and the Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. She has shared the stage with such acclaimed artists as Sweet Honey In The Rock, The Barra MacNeils, Northern Lights, David Jacobs-Strain, Anais Mitchell, and Edie Carey. Ms. Cheron is on the voice faculty at Berklee College of Music. Please visit www.carriecheron.com.