Elizabeth (Liz) Eschen is a mezzo-soprano and vocal pedagogue based in Boston, MA who sings regularly with Boston Baroque, Music at Marsh Chapel, Cantata Singers, Bach Akademie Charlotte, and Vox Futura recordings; she has also sung with Boston Lyric Opera (2017’s Carmen), Lorelei Ensemble as a founding member, Ampersand, Juventas!, Manhattan Chorale, and Convergence Ensemble. In 2016, she sang “Ensemble” for the American cast album recording of Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz’s Hunchback of Notre Dame. She particularly loves the depth and humanity in the music of J.S. Bach, and holds a special place for singing with the Oregon Bach Festival, Charlotte Bach Festival (B minor Mass soloist), Rilling Bach Choir (special 2017 performance of Christmas Oratorio in Schwäbisch-Gmünd), and the 2016 and 2017 Weimar Bach Academies.
Although she made her professional solo debut in opera with OperaTampa’s Suor Angelica in 2009, Elizabeth has increasingly found her solo home in oratorio. Recent solo performances include Kallembach’s Most Sacred Body (2017 recording) and St. Matthew Passion with Music at Marsh Chapel, Chadwick’s Noel: A Christmas Pastoral and Honegger’s Le roi David (Jordan Hall debut) with Cantata Singers, Duruflé Requiem with Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society, BWV 6 with Quincy Choral Society, and Beethoven Mass in C with Newburyport Chorale. She will be making her Back Bay Chorale solo debut this season with the Rachmaninoff Vespers, Scott Allen Jarrett conducting.
Liz earned degrees from Boston University (M.M. Choral Conducting) and Providence College (B.A in Vocal Performance, English.) She strongly believes in the synthesis of vocal pedagogy and choral music and currently holds positions at Harvard University (Director of Holden Voice Program, Teaching Fellow with the Radcliffe Chorale Society, Director of the New Music Initiative) and Gordon College (Adjunct Voice Instructor.)