Thursday, July 4th | 9am Shape-Note Morning Prayer
Sophie Michaux was born in London and raised in the French Alps. She is recognized as a particularly versatile singer, performing as a soloist in a wide variety of genres from Opera to French Cabaret songs: This season, she will collaborate with the Boston Early Music Festival, Blue Heron, and as a core member of the Lorelei Ensemble, Boston’s critically-acclaimed women’s vocal ensemble, she will perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and A Far Cry. Although she focuses on classical music, her versatility and musical curiosity have brought her to be an active performer in many repertoires including a variety of world polyphonies: in 2014 and 2017, she toured the U.S and Europe with Northern Harmony, an ensemble that is renowned for its command of varied world ethnic singing styles from the Balkans, the Republic of Georgia, South-Africa, and the United States. She was the lead singer in the 2018 Cambridge Christmas Revels. She is the founding member of Sophie et Adam, a folk music duet with guitarist and singer Adam Jacob Simon, and of Culomba, a world music ensemble, that has a particular affinity for Shape Note singing. One of her most important artistic goals is to find appropriate ways to bring Classical and Folk music together. More at www.sophiemichaux.com.