Performing extensively throughout the Northeast, we are known for our unique blend and varied programming. We are passionate about presenting thoughtful, educational and eclectic concerts, making the song recital experience memorable and meaningful. In addition to A Quiet Christmas, our other duet programs include Songs of Love and Flirtation and With a Song in Our Hearts, and An Ocean Apart: British and American Duets. Adding storytelling and poetry, we have created Fly Home Little Heart, a theatrical presentation featuring original arrangements of music from Mozart to Gershwin, from folk tune to show tune. We have also created a special performance of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater which includes liturgical readings appropriate for for the season of Lent and Good Friday.
Melinda McMahon, mezzo soprano, is a vocal and instrumental artist. She has a B.M.E. in choral studies with a minor in harp performance from the University of Kansas and a M.A. in music history with vocal performance emphasis from UNH. She has appeared as a soloist in Austria at the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), in Slovenia and Turkey, and has performed throughout New England and the Midwest. As a long-term member of the critically-acclaimed Boston Early Music Festival renaissance group, Capella Alamire, she has recorded numerous CDs on the Titanic, Dorian Discovery, Naxos and Centaur labels. As a member of the critically acclaimed vocal duo Sirens' Song, she has appeared in numerous regional concert series in the US and Great Britain.
Angelynne Hinson, soprano, leads a very active life as a vocal artist and educator throughout New England. Now in her 20th season with Cantata Singers of Boston, she has served as a soloist and choral singer in its main stage and chamber series. In addition she is a founding member of vocollage, creating original concerts uniting words, music and dramatic concepts in live performance and for radio broadcast. As an educator, she served as Director of Education and Audience Engagement for the Cantata Singers, providing in-school composition workshops for Boston elementary and high school students. In Maine and New Hampshire, she has developed a variety of voice programs for young adults as well as therapeutic singing programs for people with Parkinson's. Passionate about sharing her knowledge of classical music, theater and singing, Ms. Hinson has produced and hosted weekly radio programs exploring classical and not-so-classical vocal repertoire. Ms. Hinson holds a law degree from the Franklin Pierce School of Law Center in Concord and a B.A. in English and American Literature from Harvard University.