"Lionheart’s vocal blend is as finely calibrated as ever, and the singers perform this repertory not as antiquarian curiosities but in a way that makes it sound vital and of the present."
— The New York Times

"Impeccable skill and nuance... They shape phrases together as smoothly as a single hand works clay on a potter’s wheel."
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinal

— The San Francisco Chronicle

Lionheart is one of America’s leading ensembles in vocal chamber music. Acclaimed for its "smoothly blended and impeccably balanced sound" (Allan Kozinn, The New York Times), Lionheart (Jeffrey Johnson, Lawrence Lipnik, John Olund, Richard Porterfield, Kurt-Owen Richards, and Michael Wenger) gives voice to medieval, Renaissance, and new-music repertoires in concert, on radio, and in recordings. Touring extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe, Lionheart has collaborated with other performers including Anonymous 4, and premiered new works by composers Phil Kline, Julia Wolfe, Marc-André Dalbavie and Ingram Marshall.

Recent touring seasons have included appearances at the Folger Library in Washington, the Getty Museum, the Aspen Music Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Music Before 1800, the Krannert Center, Carolina Performing Arts, and Carnegie Hall. In March 2012 Lionheart presented a world premiere at Stanford Lively Arts, Psalmbook, written for them and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) by renowned composer Ingram Marshall. Lionheart continues its annual tradition of New York holiday concerts at The Cloisters in New York City.

Lionheart's newest CD, Laude: Joy and Mysetery (eOne 2013), was created in conjunction with the Getty museum's exhibition "Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300-1350." 2009 saw the release on the Cantaloupe label of composer Phil Kline’s John the Revelator commissioned by WNYC Radio for Lionheart with the string quartet ETHEL.

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Folger Consort's The Road to Canterbury featuring Lionheart



Press Reviews

What the Critics Say... (various press quotes) The New York Times - Metropolitan Museum of Art Concert Review The New York Times - Metropolitan Museum of Art Concert Review Present Magazine - Concert Review Albany Times Union - Concert Review Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Concert Review New Music Box - John The Revelator CD Review Outsideleft - John The Revelator CD Review Boston News - John The Revelator CD Review The New York Times - CD Review (Tydings Trew) The New York Times - Early Music Celebration Concert Review Milwaukee Journal Sentinal - Concert Review


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