Apollo Master Chorale

Clare McNamara
Praised for her “lushly evocative mezzo” and “attentive and precise” musicianship, Clare McNamara is a Boston-based soloist and chamber musician specializing in early and new music. Ensemble affiliations include Lorelei Ensemble, Handel+Haydn Society, Skylark Vocal Ensemble, Vox Humana, and Apollo Master Chorale. Clare regularly tours to Europe singing Renaissance polyphony with Cut Circle, with whom she made her European debut at the Musica Sacra Festival in Maastricht, Netherlands (2014). This season also marked the ensemble's Belgian debut at the Laus Polyphoniae festival in Antwerp, Belgium, and they return to Europe this spring with concerts in Frankfurt and Regensburg, Germany. Clare debuts with the Boston Camerata for their production "Night's Tale," and joins the all-female vocal ensemble Tapestry for concerts in Los Angeles and New York City. Other season highlights include the premiere of David Lang's "love fail" for eight voices with Lorelei at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; her Mozart Requiem solo debut with Boston's Coro Allegro at Sanders Theatre (Cambridge, MA); and the release and recording of two new commercial recordings by the Grammy-nominated Sono Luminus production team (Skylark and Lorelei). Clare can be heard as the recorded soloist on the soundtrack for "On the Nature of Things," a critically acclaimed new piece by the internationally-recognized modern dance troupe Pilobolus Dance Theatre. A.B. Music, Princeton University; M.M. Early Music Performance, Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Personal Site: Clare McNamara