Praised by The Boston Musical Intelligencer for her “clear soprano” and “tasteful dramatic interpretation”, MaryRuth Lown is most often found performing early and new music as a concert soloist and chorister.
As a soloist, Ms. Lown has performed with Music at Marsh Chapel, Harvard Early Music Society, Handel Society of Dartmouth College, Henry Purcell Society of Boston, Arcadia Players, Bach Akademie Charlotte, and the Amherst Early Music Festival. She can be heard as a soprano soloist in the recently released recording of James Kallembach’s Most Sacred Body and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s 2017 recording of Jeremy Gill’s Before the Wresting Tides.
In addition to her work as a concert soloist, Ms. Lown sings with the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus. She has been developing her sound as a choral artist through the US VOCES8 Scholars Program (2017-2019), and attended the Seraphic Fire Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Music Festival in 2018. A native of South Carolina and a resident of Boston, she received a B.M.E. from Winthrop University in 2014, where she studied with Dr. Jennifer Hough. Ms. Lown is a graduate of Boston University (M.M. Historical Performance), where she studied with Aaron Sheehan.