“…The concert of the American choir in the Protestant church of Bergen-Eckheim surprised us with its variety. At the end, the touched audience gave standing ovations and would not release the group without an encore…” Andrea Schweiger, Frankfurter Rundschau
“The Lady Chapel Singers made a welcome return to Dartmouth Regatta with yet another stunning performance which pulled a record attendance.” Dartmouth Chronicle, Dartmouth, UK
The Lady Chapel Singers, founded in 1993, is a professional vocal ensemble dedicated to historic and contemporary sacred music by, for, and about women. Lisa Neufeld Thomas is Artistic Director. Robert A. M. Ross is Music Director. The group is sponsored through The Women’s Sacred Music Project. They present concert and liturgical performances. Their repertoire spans the eighth century to the present, with newly commissioned works sharing the program with ancient songs by Kassia of Constantinople, and Hildegard of Bingen. Concert programs also emphasize cultural diversity, often including American and European works with music from African, Native American and African American sources. The Lady Chapel Singers, as the performing ensemble of the Women’s Sacred Music Project, are part of the International Honour Committee of the Foundation Adkins Chiti Donne in Musica
Although based in Philadelphia the Singers have sung throughout the US, in England, Italy and Germany. They have sung for Eucharists, evensong, vespers, and Lessons and Carols. Philadelphia area venues have included St. Mark’s, Locust St., the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, St. Peter’s, Pine St., Rosemont College and the Cathedral Church of St. John, Wilmington. On tour they have sung for services at the Royal Foundation of St. Katharine, St. Paul’s, Mile End, London, St. Saviour’s, Devon, Christ the King, Frankfurt, and the Evangelical Church in Düsseldorf. Concert tours have included Buckfast Abbey, the Evangelical Church in Bergen-Eckheim, Germany; St. Michaels and All Angels, New York City, St. Columba’s, Washington, the Washington National Cathedral, Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City, MO; Christ Church, St. Joseph, MO; St. Mark’s, Medford, OR; and St. Paul’s, Salem , OR.
Booking the Lady Chapel Singers
The Lady Chapel Singers are available to present programs or concerts, and for Eucharists, evensong, ecumenical vespers, and services of lessons and carols. Fees and travel expense depend on the type of program and location. For more information please email Lisa Neufeld Thomas