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Colleen Liggett

Colleen Liggett is well known in the Rochester area for her many performances of medieval, renaissance, and baroque music, as soloist, director, and ensemble member. Her duo Cantar e Sonar, formed in 1984, has researched and presented recitals of all types of medieval, renaissance, and baroque music for voice and many varieties of lute. Since the late 1980’s she has selected singers to join her in presenting music for medieval and renaissance vocal ensemble as Musica Transatlantica. In 1999, she created Schola Feminarum, an ensemble for any woman who wishes to sing Gregorian chant. She has presented medieval repertories on solo recitals at Live from Hochstein and the International Medieval Congress, and in concert with others. Though she is best known for singing early music, she also sings and plays traditional American and International music, and is active in the revival of the Shaker spiritual. She has co-produced two recordings of Shaker music, and is working on a solo CD of these songs. In addition to public and private performances, Ms. Liggett is the Cantor at St. Anne Church, teaches singing, plays several early and folk instruments, and teaches 5-string banjo. She has degrees from Eastman School of Music, and Douglass College, and additional study in chant, medieval song, baroque singing styles, and vocal technique. She participates annually in the International Medieval Congress.