Two Jamaica Plain residents will be singing with the Boston Symphony Orchestra during three nights this week, and performing with the orchestra at Carnegie Hall in March.
“We are core members of Lorelei Ensemble and were invited by the BSO (Boston Symphony Orchestra) to perform George Benjamin’s ‘Dream of the Song’ with countertenor Bejun Mehta under Maestro Andris Nelsons,” said Christina English of herself and Emily Marvosh.
The Lorelei Ensemble is reprising its performance at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music in July 2016 of the new work by British composer Benjamin. Performances will take place in Boston on Feb. 9-11 at 8pm and in New York City on March 2 at 8 pm.
The Lorelei Ensemble is an all-professional vocal ensemble, comprising nine women whose expertise ranges from early to contemporary repertoire. The group’s past seasons have featured collaborations with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Odyssey Opera, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Grand Harmonie, Boston Percussion Group, Juventas New Music, Music at Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Church Boston.
In addition to Lorelei, English has appeared on a variety of stages, from Boston Baroque to Lyric Stage Company of Boston. English told Jamaica Plain News she enjoys performing “a wide array of styles, including early music, American musical theater, and music by living composers.”
Marvosh is a regular on Boston stages, performing with the Handel and Haydn Society, Cantata Singers, Emmanuel Music, and in an upcoming solo recital with pianist Tanya Blaich.