The Solstice Singers is a group of musicians from across Cape Cod, Massachusetts in the United States. The ensemble transports its audiences to another era by weaving medieval and Renaissance songs with drama, dance, poetry, and period costumes.
Under the musical direction of Lore Loftfield De Bower, members sing a cappella or accompanied by period instruments. Their repertoire is extensive, ranging from madrigal and dance songs to sacred chapel music. Ensemble Passacaglia , a quartet that performs early music on instruments such as lute, recorder, viola da gamba, and drum, frequently provides accompaniment.
The Solstice Singers has performed for Cape Cod audiences since the groupís founding in 1992 under the direction of the late Pat Brown. In addition to annual spring and winter concerts in the town of Falmouth, the ensemble has appeared at venues such as the Killington Renaissance Festival in Vermont and the pre-show for Pops by the Sea - the Arts Foundation of Cape Codís annual concert featuring the Boston Pops. The Solstice Singers has also performed at smaller functions, such as weddings, local festivals, and fundraising events for the Woods Hole Research Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Alumni Association.
While performers in the Solstice Singers come from many walks of life, they are united in their love of medieval and Renaissance music, and in the joy of bringing the early music experience to their audiences.