Lisa Drew, contralto, has recently joined the ranks of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Chorale under the leadership of Dale Warland singing most recently in Handel’s Messiah and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and has recently performed as soloist and in the Ensemble for Lyra Baroque Orchestra‘s production of Handel’s Esther. In addition, Lisa lends her voice to Consortium Carissimi‘s Project III – Motets of Giacomo Carissimi in April 2015 and will be recording these motets for the Naxos label in July.
Ms. Drew was the alto soloist in the “Brahm’s Alto Rhapsody” and Horatio Parker’s “Hora Novissima” at the Berkshire Choral Festival, William Bolcom’s “Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience”, for the American Guild of Organists Annual Convention Finale Concert of the US Premier of Siegfried Matthus’ “Te Deum” at The Cathedral of St. Paul, and in Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” with VocalEssence and Lyra Baroque Orchestra, as well as a few Messiahs.
Ms. Drew received acclaim as contralto soloist in the United States professional premier of the “Sandstrom High Mass” at Orchestra Hall and she garnered international acclaim as the mezzo-soprano soloist in Steve Heitzeg’s “Nobel Symphony.” More information can be found on her website, killeralto.com
Lisa resides in the Shingle Creek neighborhood of Minneapolis and also runs her own small business, Websites for a Song which designed this new website for Consortium Carissimi.