Mary Gerbi

    Mezzo-soprano Mary Gerbi is a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member whose repertoire ranges from medieval chant to new music premieres. She has been praised for her “earthy tone and crisp diction,” “trumpet-like projection,” and “impressive control,” (Boston Musical Intelligencer); and for “project[ing] emotion with easy power” (Boston Globe). She has performed as an oratorio soloist with the Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, Arcadia Players, Berkshire Bach Society, Boston Cecilia, and Maryland Choral Society. An experienced interpreter of early music, she has presented lecture-recitals at the Peabody Essex and Concord Museums and has received fellowships from the Foundation Giorgio Cini in Venice and the Vancouver Early Music Programme. A naturally gifted actress, she has performed Baroque operatic roles with Connecticut Early Music Festival, Amherst Early Music, and La Donna Musicale. Also an advocate of new music, she performed David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion for the Boston Modern Orchestra Project “with outstanding sensitivity and skill” (Boston Classical Review). She has recorded with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Cut Circle, Boston Secession, and Lorelei Ensemble, among others. Raised in Millbrook, NY, she studied at Boston University and has resided in the Boston area ever since.