Blue Heron is a highly flexible performing organization which draws from a roster of musicians in order to constitute the ensemble best suited to the repertoire at hand. The ensemble may range in size from three singers (for a fifteenth-century song) to a dozen (for an early sixteenth-century English festal mass) and adds instruments (slide trumpet, trombone, fiddle, harp, dulcian) when appropriate. The performers are drawn largely from Boston’s large early music community, with other musicians coming from New York, New Haven, Toronto, Austin, Cleveland, and elsewhere.

2016-17 Performers

voices
Jennifer Ashe
Michael Barrett
Cameron Beauchamp
Pamela Dellal
Paul Guttry
Steven Hrycelak
David McFerrin
Owen McIntosh
Jason McStoots
Debra Nagy
Martin Near
Laura Pudwell
Stefan Reed
Margot Rood
Aaron Sheehan
Mark Sprinkle
Sonja Tengblad
Sumner Thompson
Daniela Tošić‡
Teresa Wakim
John Taylor Ward
Shari Wilson

instrumentalists
Laura Jeppesen, vielle & rebec
Scott Metcalfe, vielle & harp
Debra Nagy, douçaine & recorder
Charles Weaver, lute

Performers in Previous Seasons

Becky Baxter, Spanish double harp
Glenn Billingsley
Noël Bisson
Marilyn Boenau, dulcian
Lydia Brotherton
Jonas Budris
Dashon Burton
Michael Collver, cornetto
Allen Combs
Brad Fugate
Brian Giebler
Jolle Greenleaf
Lydia Heather Knutson
Hank Heijink, lute
Ian Howell
Steven Lundahl, trombone
David McSweeney
Reginald Mobley
Alexander Nishibun
Gerrod Pagenkopf
John Proft

Mack Ramsey, trombone
David Thorne Scott
Jane Sheldon
Steven Soph
Julia Steinbok
Daniel Stillman, dulcian
Peter Sykes
Ulysses Thomas
Paul Max Tipton
Peter Walker
Brenna Wells
Zachary Wilder
Darrick Yee
Tom Zajac