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With power and finesse, Anthology’s stunning vocal performances have been wowing audiences in the greater Boston area for the past five years. They have an eclectic and wide-ranging repertoire of jazz, folk, classical,
Broadway, world folk traditions, and new music from Boston’s most innovative young composers. These four audacious women embrace a boundless enthusiasm for all styles of music. With their “high artistic standards….and impressive technical chops,” Anthology  amuses and amazes all audiences!

Vicky

Vicky Reichert, soprano

Vicky is from Ohio and has a B.A. in Vocal Performance from Butler University, where she minored in theatre and dance. She also has an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Music Therapy from Lesley University.

Vicky is a founding member of Anthology and also sings with Schola Cantorum. Her ensemble experience includes singing with the Joyful Noyse early music ensemble, Orpheus Singers, and the Sydney Philharmonia Motet Choir. Highlights of the Australian experience include singing with Barbra Streisand on her “Timeless” tour and singing in the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Summer Olympics. In addition to her musical life, Vicky has a private psychotherapy practice, is an adjunct professor at Lesley University in the Music Therapy program, and has three wonderful daughters.

Anney

Anney Barrett, soprano

Anney is from Michigan and holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame in Vocal Performance and Great Books, and an MM in Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music under the primary guidance of Jayne West.

An enthusiastic and adventurous musician, Anney is delighted to be a frequent collaborator with local composers in presenting and recording new solo and choral works. Recent collaborations include work with Cambridge Concentus, Labyrinth Choir, Schola Cantorum of Boston, The Boston Cecilia, Convivium Musicum, the Boston Concerto Soloists and the Boston Modern Opera Project.

Anney co-owns and manages The Green Room, a new arts studio in Union Square, Somerville, where she also maintains a private voice studio. She is the resident soloist at Christ Church Andover, under the direction of Barbara Bruns. Anney is currently pursuing an MA in Mental Health Counseling at Lesley University.

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Sophie Michaux, mezzo-soprano

Sophie was born in London and raised in the French Alps. Her voice has been characterized by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as “luscious”, “velvety” and “ever so slightly smoky”.

In addition to being a sought after soloist in opera and classical music, she’s also well respected for her work in Jazz and Cabaret. Noted for her engaged and captivating singing, she maintains an active performance schedule, having appeared at Grand Theatre de Geneve, Victoria Hall (Geneve), Festival Radio France (Montpellier), Festival du Perigord Noir (France), Festival Europa Musa(France), Goethe Institute (Boston).

In May 2010, she studied and served as a soloist in Italy at the Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminar in Venice, directed by René Jacobs. In December 2011, she played the title role of Orontea in Antonio Cesti’s Opera, and was a soloist with the Brockton Symphony Orchestra. In January 2012, she was La Pythonisse in Marc Antoine Charpentier’s Opera David et Jonathas, with Helios Early Opera. In February 2012, Ms. Michaux was a finalist at the FAVA’s Grand Concours de Chant in Austin, Texas. In May 2013, she will sing Mercedes is Metro West’s production of Carmen.

She is a graduate of the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland (BM, Early Music Vocal Performance), and of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge (MA) (Masters degree in Vocal Performance).

Allegra

Allegra Martin, mezzo-soprano

Allegra is a conductor and singer working in the greater Boston area. She is the music director at First Parish Cohasset, and the director of Cantilena, an auditioned women’s chorale in Arlington, MA, who recently released the CD “An American Christmas.” She is also an adjunct professor at Lasell College, where she lectures and teaches the chorus, and is the director of the Voices of Experience at Lasell Village.

She has a Masters in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College,as well as a BA in Physics and Music from Williams College. While at Westminster, she studied conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt, James Jordan, and Andrew Megill, among others.

As a vocalist, Allegra also sings with Schola Cantorum, and studies voice with Emily Romney. As a member of the Westminster Choir, she has performed with the New York Philharmonic and at the Spoleto Festival USA. Allegra also writes a blog about all things choral at currentconductor.blogspot.com.