Boston Cecilia Artists & Biographies

The Boston Cecilia, a Boston chorus since 1876, performs repertoire ranging from period instrument performances of Handel and Bach to the innovative works of contemporary composers. The 50-person chorus enters its 146th season (2021– 2022) under the leadership of our new Music Director, Michael Barrett. For more information about Cecilia and our new and exciting return to live performance, as well as information about auditioning to sing with us, please visit

Michael Barrett

Michael Barrett is a Boston-based conductor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and teacher. He serves as music director of The Boston Cecilia, Convivium Musicum, and the MIT Meridian Singers. Barrett is also an Assistant Professor at the Berklee College of Music, where he teaches courses in conducting and European music history, and was recently appointed as Interim Director of the Five College Early Music Program, where he directs the Five College Collegium. 

Barrett has performed with many professional early music ensembles, including Blue Heron, the Boston Camerata, the Huelgas Ensemble, Vox Luminis, the Handel & Haydn Society, Nederlandse Bachvereniging (Netherlands Bach Society), Seven Times Salt, Schola Cantorum of Boston, and Nota Bene, and can be heard on the Harmonia Mundi, Blue Heron, Coro, and Toccata Classics record labels. Barrett holds degrees in music (AB, Harvard University), voice (First Phase Diploma, Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands), and choral conducting (MM, Indiana University; DMA, Boston University).    


The Boston Cecilia
Yuka Amako
Raban Brunner
Janet Buecker
Kristine Caswelch
Jamie Chelel
Sarah Coffman 
Zac Costantino
Phillip Devlin
Charlie Evett
Kathy Feinmann
Ann Ferentz
Daniel Fridley
Deborah Greenman
Deborah Grose
Kirsten Johnson
Rebecca Kirk
Monica Krishna
Grace Leung
Judith Levine
Ron Martin
David Miller
Scott Miller
Ann O’Connell
Claire O’Connor
Ben Perry
David Reichert
Paul Schendel
Dan Schenk
Wendy Silverberg
Lisa Soleau
Connor Vigeant
Ashley Vincent
Jeff Wang
Madeline Yankell 

Guest Singers
Caitlin Tabancay Austin
Sidney Chen — ODC/Dance
Anne Kazlauskas — Convivium Musicum
Ruthie Miller — Convivium Musicum
Betsy Ragan — Jameson Singers
Jaime Riggs — Convivium Musicum
Alice del Simone