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 several of Bach's cantatas and the Magnificat. Ms. Webb is a member of the King's Chapel choir and has also sung with Cappella Clausura, Amelia LeClair's ensemble devoted to music by women, and the Oriana Consort. Highlights of her 2015-16 season include Handel's Israel in Egypt with Cantata Singers, Berio's Cries of London and Irving Fine's Mutability in the Cantata Singers Chamber Series, and the first-ever staged performance of Elena Ruehr's Cassandra in the Temples with Cappella Clausura.
Past solo appearances by Ms. Webb have included programs of German and Italian Baroque rarities, recitals of songs by Copland, Ives, Britten, De Falla, Poulenc, and Cole Porter, and performances of Copland's In the Beginning and Brahms' Alto Rhapsody. She also appears on two recordings as a member of the Christmas Revels Chorus. Ms. Webb graduated from Oberlin College, where she sang with the Oberlin Collegium Musicum. She studies voice with Mary McDonald Klimek.
"...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