Pamela Murray

soprano

 

Pamela Murray's "naturally beautiful lyric voice" (The Boston Globe) has placed her among Boston's most sought-after soloists. Her solo oratorio credits include Bach's Magnificat conducted by Seiji Ozawa, Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Handel's Samson and Solomon with Emmanuel Music, Schubert's Mass in G, Carissimi's Jepthe, Faure's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Handel's Messiah with Boston Baroque. Ms. Murray has appeared as soloist in Handel's Dixit Dominus with the Handel & Haydn Society under the direction of Christopher Hogwood, a touring program which included Chicago's Orchestra Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York. She also appeared at Lincoln Center in The Peasant Cantata of Bach as part of the Great Performers series.

No stranger to opera, Ms. Murray has performed the role of the Female Chorus in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia with Prism Opera, and will be returning to Prism as the Housekeeper in Britten's The Turn of the Screw this spring. Ms. Murray is a founding member of Favella Lyrica, and a member of the eight-voice Cambridge Bach Ensemble. In addition, Ms. Murray is very active in the field of contemporary music. She has premiered numerous works for such groups as Underground Composers, NuClassix, and Extensionworks, and she performed Charles Fussell's Goethe Songs as part of the Warebrook Contemporary Festival.

She has recorded for Dorian and KOCH International. Ms. Murray also enjoys an active teaching career in the Boston area, and is a member of the voice faculty at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts. In addition, she teaches voice workshops for actors and improv artists, and serves as assistant director for an improv musical troupe.

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