Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Webb grew up in a musical family listening to Gilbert and Sullivan records. She appears regularly as a soloist and chorister in the Boston area. Since 2011, she has performed with Cantata Singers under the direction of David Hoose and has been featured as alto soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach cantatas, the Magnificat and B Minor Mass, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, and works by Zelenka, Lazar Weiner, Irving Fine, and John Harbison. In 2018 she was a soloist in the world premiere of Peter Child's Lamentations, commissioned by Cantata Singers, and in 2019 she premiered two new songs by Marjorie Merryman. Her 2019-2020 season features Handel’s Solomon with Cantata Singers (First Woman), Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum with Cappella Clausura, and performances at King's Chapel as a member of their choir.
Ms. Webb appeared in the first staged performance of Elena Ruehr’s Cassandra In the Temples and the premiere of Ruehr’s Crafting the Bonds with Cappella Clausura, and Copland’s In the Beginning with the Oriana Consort. She also appears on two recordings as a member of the Christmas Revels Chorus. She graduated from Oberlin College, where her love for early music was sparked in the Oberlin Collegium Musicum.
"...An alto aria (sung bewitchingly by Jennifer Webb) happily savored its own dreamy elegance..." Matthew Guerrieri, Boston Globe
"...Displayed exceptional technical ability and artistry, creating a dramatic musical “reading” of the text." Joel Schwindt, Boston Musical Intelligencer
"But the standout of the evening was Jennifer Webb, who delivered a velvety and most affecting aria..." Aaron Keebaugh, Boston Classical Review