St. Paul, Minn. – Dedicated to the performance of new and early music for women’s voices, the Lorelei Ensemble consists of nine professional musicians whose expertise ranges from early to contemporary repertoire. They’ll perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2014, in Mairs Concert Hall, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, Minn.  They are part of Macalester’s New Music Series, sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation. 

Lorelei’s members perform with Boston’s greatest ensembles, gracing many of the city’s stages as well as national and international venues.  The group performs both as a full ensemble of independent voices and in smaller chamber ensembles. Repertoire performed includes works for a cappella, accompanied, and amplified voices. Lorelei is currently in-residence at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel and with the Harvard Holden Choruses. 

Past New Music Series guests have included string quartet ETHEL, guitarist/composer Bill Frisell, cellist Matt Haimovitz, So Percussion, jazz pianist/composer/arranger Uri Caine, singer Lucy Shelton, Enso String Quartet, pianist/composer Frederic Rzewski, Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Yehudi Wyner, chamber group eighth blackbird, and jazz composer/bandleader Maria Schneider and Theo Bleckmann, jazz singer and new music composer. Guest artists work with Macalester students in classes and master classes and give free concerts open to the public.

Thanks to generous funding from the Rivendell Foundation, the Macalester Music Department presents two to three concerts per season focusing on New Music and Jazz.  

The Lorelei Ensemble concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis.  There are no tickets or reservations. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 651-696-6808 or email

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January 27 2014

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