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.

2017-18 Performers for Home Season Concerts

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

instrumentalists
Anna Griffis, viola
Jonathan Hess, percussion
Laura Jeppesen, viola
Scott Metcalfe, harp, medieval fiddle & violin
Johanna Novom, violin
Emily Walhout, bass violin
Charles Weaver, lute & vihuela
Daniel Zuluaga, vihuela

Ken Pierce, dancer

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
Debra Nagydouçaine, voice & recorder
Gerrod Pagenkopf
John Proft
Laura Pudwell
Mack Ramsey, trombone
David Thorne Scott
Aaron Sheehan
Jane Sheldon
Steven Soph
Julia Steinbok
Daniel Stillman, dulcian
Peter Sykes
Ulysses Thomas
Paul Max Tipton
Peter Walker
John Taylor Ward
Brenna Wells
Zachary Wilder
Darrick Yee
Tom Zajac