allison’s performance

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In addition to her work as a Transformational Voice Coach, Allison Mondel is a highly versatile Teaching Artist. Her performance has been lauded by The Washington Post for her “ethereal soprano” and “spare, otherworldly radiance… a performance from across the centuries, full of distant and irresistible beauties.”

She received her M.M. in Early Music Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA) where she studied with Laurie Monahan (Tapestry, Ensemble P.A.N., Sequentia) and was introduced to a revolutionary approach of music-making. She discovered a new love and inspiration: medieval music.

Allison is co-founder and director of award-winning Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music. She has directed Eya since its inception in 2010, crafting programs representative of her artistic vision: to marry art (old and new) with spirituality. Eya has performed at many distinguished venues including the National Gallery of Art, The Music Center at Strathmore, Washington National Cathedral, and Dumbarton Oaks, as well as performances and workshops at numerous colleges, universities, and concert series across the United States. The ensemble has recently collaborated with The Amra Project (based at Trinity College Dublin) as its sole U.S. partner, presenting rare medieval Irish music dedicated to Irish saints, most recently at Georgetown University. Eya has been featured on Voice of America radio and NPR (Millennium of Music, Harmonia Early Music), and is the recipient of the 2013 Greater DC Choral Excellence Award for “Best Specialty Group: Early Music.” They have two recordings, including the US-premiere of The Three Marys (2018). 

Allison is a notation and performance specialist of the chants of Hildegard von Bingen. She had the honor of singing Hildegard’s music at President Obama’s second Inaugural Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral. She has offered workshops, classes, and lectures on Hildegard’s unique body of work and other diverse early music repertories throughout the east coast, midwest, and Ireland. 

In addition to her medieval performance and scholarship, she has also performed at the Boston Early Music Festival, Washington National Cathedral, Dumbarton Oaks, Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, American University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Manassas Ballet Theater, and others.

 

event schedule

September 10, 2019
Guest Lecturer: The Music of Hildegard von Bingen
Peabody Conservatory of Music
Baltimore, MD

October 9, 2019 at 8pm
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
Nocturn(e) for Peace
The Lemon Collective
808 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC

October 13, 2019 at 3pm
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
Stella Serena: Celestial Hymns to the Virgin
St. Jane Frances De Chantal
9701 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD

October 19-November 23, 2019
Class: Saturdays with Hildegard
The Sacred Voice Studio
Christ Episcopal Church, Kensington
Kensington, MD

November 11, 2019 at 8pm
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
Nocturn(e) for Light
The Lemon Collective
808 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC

December 2, 2019 at 7:30pm
Handel: Messiah (Soprano soloist)
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

December 11, 2019 at 8pm
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
Nocturn(e) for Restoration
The Lemon Collective
808 Upshur St NW
Washington, DC

December 15, 2019 at 3pm
Alliance for New Music Theater
Vocal Salon
Washington, DC

January 10, 2020 at 8pm
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
Florence
Presenter: Academy of Early Music
Congregational Church of Birmingham
1000 Cranbrook Road
Bloomfield Hills, 
MI

January 11, 2020 at 8pm
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
Florence
Presenter: Academy of Early Music
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
306 N. Division Street
Ann Arbor, MI

February 1, 2020
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
St. Brigid and and Irish Medieval Music Festival
Washington, DC

February 4, 2019
Guest Lecturer: The Music of Hildegard von Bingen
Peabody Conservatory of Music
Baltimore, MD

February 8, 2020 at 5pm
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
City Choir of Washington Fundraiser
Arlington, VA

March 5, 2020 at 7pm
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
Pilgrimage
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
5501 Main Street
​Houston, TX

March 7, 2020 at 12pm
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
Washington Performing Arts/Mars Arts DC/DC Public Library
Chamber Music at Noon
West End Library
2107 L Street, NW
​Washington, DC

March 27, 2020 at 7:30pm
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
Tour: Ewell Concert Series
Great Hall, Wren Building
William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA

April 18, 2020
Eya: Ensemble for Medieval Music
Medieval Day Celebration
The Catholic University of America
Washington, DC

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