MaryRuth Lown, Soprano

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MaryRuth Lown, soprano, is a graduate of Boston University (M.M. Historical Performance) where she studied voice with Aaron Sheehan. Praised by The Boston Musical Intelligencer for her “clear soprano” and “tasteful dramatic interpretation”, Ms. Lown is most often found performing early and new music as a soloist and chorister.

In her fourth season as a choral scholar with Music at Marsh Chapel under the direction of Scott Allen Jarrett, Ms. Lown has most recently been featured as a soloist in the “Bach Experience” cantata series, Bach’s Passions, multiple Handel oratorios, and the recording of James Kallembach’s Most Sacred Body (Gothic Records). She is also the soprano soloist in the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s recording of Jeremy Gill’s Before the Wresting Tides. Last season, Ms. Lown was a featured soloist with the Arcadia Players, Bach Akademie Charlotte, the Handel Society of Dartmouth College, the Harvard Early Music Society, and the Henry Purcell Society of Boston. Onstage, she has performed multiple roles in Cavalli’s Erismena and the role of Pallas in Lully’s Cadmus et Hermione with the Amherst Early Music Festival.

Ms. Lown sings frequently with the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus, and has been developing her sound as a choral artist through the US VOCES8 Scholars Program (2017-2019) and the Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Music Festival (2018). A native of South Carolina and a resident of Boston, she received a B.M.E. (K-12, Choral) from Winthrop University in 2014, where she studied with Dr. Jennifer Hough.