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 when appropriate. The performers are drawn primarily from Boston’s early music community, with other musicians from New York, Washington, New Haven, Toronto, Austin, Cleveland, Lake Tahoe, and Seattle.

Performers in our 2019-20 Season

voices
Jennifer Ashe
Michael Barrett
Jonas Budris
Megan Chartrand
Pamela Dellal
Paul Guttry
Steven Hrycelak
Kim Leeds
David McFerrin
Owen McIntosh
Jason McStoots
Martin Near
Jessica Petrus
Laura Pudwell
Stefan Reed
Margot Rood
Aaron Sheehan
Mark Sprinkle
Sonja DuToit Tengblad
Sumner Thompson
Teresa Wakim
Brenna Wells
Shari Alise Wilson

instrumentalists
Julie Andrijeski, violin
Dark Horse Consort
Anna Griffis, viola
Greg Ingles, trombone
Laura Jeppesen, viola, medieval fiddle & rebec
Scott Metcalfe, violin, harp & medieval fiddle
Eric Milnes, organ
Debra Nagydouçaine, harp & recorder
Alexandra Opsahl, cornetto
Mack Ramsey, trombone
Mark Rimple, lute
Erik Schmalz, trombone
Kiri Tollaksen, cornetto
Emily Walhout, bass violin
Charles Weaver
, lute & theorbo

Co-founders of Blue Heron

Noël Bisson
Cheryl Ryder

Performers in previous seasons

Becky Baxter, double harp
Cameron Beauchamp
Glenn Billingsley
Marilyn Boenau, dulcian
Lydia Brotherton
Dashon Burton
Michael Collver, cornetto
Allen Combs
Camilla Finlay, dancer
Brad Fugate

Brian Giebler
Jolle Greenleaf
Lydia Heather Knutson
Hank Heijink, lute
Jonathan Hess, percussion
Ian Howell
Steven Lundahl, trombone
Simon Martyn-Ellis, vihuela
David McSweeney

Reginald Mobley
Alexander Nishibun
Johanna Novom, violin
Gerrod Pagenkopf
Ken Pierce, dancer
John Proft

David Thorne Scott
Jane Sheldon
Steven Soph
Julia Steinbok
Daniel Stillman, dulcian
Peter Sykes
Ulysses Thomas
Paul Max Tipton
Daniela Tošić‡
Peter Walker
John Taylor Ward
Zachary Wilder
Darrick Yee
Tom Zajac
Daniel Zuluaga, vihuela