“Otherworldly” mezzo-soprano Clare McNamara’s ensemble affiliations have included Skylark, Emmanuel Music, Handel & Haydn, Lorelei Ensemble, The Washington Bach Consort, Tapestry, and The Boston Camerata. Clare’s “astonishing” voice is featured in Cut Circle’s “pathbreaking” 2020 release of the secular works of Johannes Ockeghem (Gramophone Magazine) and she has appeared with the group in concerts at numerous European festivals. MusicWeb International hailed her as “pure-toned” and “as good as they come” for her solo performance of music by Hildegard von Bingen on Skylark’s Seven (2018), one of the ensemble’s three Grammy-nominated albums. Her next album release is Skylark’s Clear Voices in the Dark (forthcoming in 2024), the first US recording of Francis Poulenc’s tour-de-force Figure humaine. She will join Emmanuel Music for Bachfest in Leipzig, Germany, in June 2024. Clare holds an A.B. in Music from Princeton University and an M.M. in Early Music Performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. She resides in the Greater Boston area with her husband, mother, and infant son.