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 from New York, New Haven, Toronto, Austin, Cleveland, Lake Tahoe, and Seattle.

Performers in our 2018-19 Season

voices
Jennifer Ashe
Michael Barrett
Pamela Dellal
Paul Guttry
Steven Hrycelak
David McFerrin
Owen McIntosh
Jason McStoots
Martin Near
Stefan Reed
Margot Rood
Mark Sprinkle
Sonja DuToit Tengblad
Sumner Thompson
Daniela Tošić‡
Peter Walker
Brenna Wells
Shari Alise Wilson

instrumentalists
Laura Jeppesen, medieval fiddle & rebec
Scott Metcalfe, harp & medieval fiddle
Debra Nagydouçaine, harp & recorder
Charles Weaver
, lute

 

Performers in Previous Seasons

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

Brian Giebler
Jolle Greenleaf
Anna Griffis, viola
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
Laura Pudwell
Mack Ramsey, trombone
Erik Schmalz, trombone & slide trumpet
David Thorne Scott
Aaron Sheehan
Jane Sheldon
Steven Soph
Julia Steinbok
Daniel Stillman, dulcian
Peter Sykes
Ulysses Thomas
Paul Max Tipton
Teresa Wakim
Emily Walhout, bass violin
John Taylor Ward
Zachary Wilder
Darrick Yee
Tom Zajac
Daniel Zuluaga, vihuela