Christina English, Director of Operations
Christina English joins Sheffield Chamber Players as Administrative Coordinator beginning with the 2019-20 season. With over 10 years of experience in arts and higher education administration, Christina is thrilled to help SCP create meaningful experiences for audiences in the greater Boston area. She has honed her administrative skills through a diverse array of work with New England Conservatory, Boston Opera Collaborative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lorelei Ensemble, as well as managing her own career as a soloist.
A mezzo-soprano noted for her “warm, colorful voice” (Schmopera) and "striking" presence (The ArtsFuse), Christina enjoys a versatile performing career that encompasses many genres. Her 2019-20 schedule includes solo appearances with Hudson Valley Philharmonic (Messiah) and Newburyport Choral Society (Elijah); ensemble performances with Boston Baroque; and nationwide performances of Lorelei Ensemble’s 2019—20 touring program,Without Walls, featuring the world premiere of Jessica Meyer's I long and seek after (winner of the 2019 Chorus America Dale Warland Commissioning Award), alongside works by Pérotin, Sungji Hong, David Lang, and Jonathan Woody.
Christina has been a core member of vocal chamber group Lorelei Ensemble since 2008, and currently works as social media manager for the ensemble. Lorelei is committed to the expansion of the repertoire for women’s voices, and has commissioned and premiered more than fifty new works since its founding in 2007, while continuing to expose and reinvent early works of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque. Recent highlights with Lorelei include the role of the nursing sister in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, collaborations with GRAMMY-nominated ensembles Cantus and A Far Cry, and appearances at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. www.christinaenglish.com