Soprano Michele Kennedy is a versatile specialist in early classical and contemporary repertoire. Among Michele's concert highlights are performances at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bargemusic, Caramoor Music Festival, and the Washington National Cathedral. Her repertory ranges from Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music to contemporary art song and chamber opera. She has appeared as a soloist in the Bach B Minor Mass, Handel Messiah, Mozart C Minor Mass, Requiem and Coronation Mass, and with the Holy Trinity Bach Vespers Series, REBEL Baroque Orchestra, and the Orchestra of Saint Luke's. Michele's contemporary music projects include recent premieres at the Tribeca New Music Festival, chamber opera works with Harlem Stage and Music-Theatre Group, and performances with the Wordless Music Orchestra. Equally at home with ensemble singing, Michele performs regularly with Pomerium and the Western Wind Ensemble, and has sung with Equal Voices, Tiffany Consort, Vox Vocal Ensemble, and the New York Baroque Soloists.
Michele's summer 2011 projects include recordings with Manhattan Camerata and Pomerium, two Western Wind residencies at Smith College, and a reading of a new chamber opera by New York-based composer Geoffrey Kidde. Among the highlights of Michele's 2011-12 season are concerts of Advent chants and carols at the Cloisters Branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a solo recital of Caccini and Monteverdi works with the Folger Consort in Washington, DC.