Shari Alise Wilson
Described by critics as having an “agile and crystalline voice”, Boston-based soprano Shari Alise Wilson is among the new generation of singers specializing in early and modern music, demonstrating great versatility and stylistic sensitivity. Past highlights include performances at the Houston Early Music Festival with La Donna Musicale, Handel’s Messiah with Austin’s Ensemble VIII, David Lang’s Little Match Girl Passion with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Haydn’s Creation (Angel) with Marsh Chapel Collegium, Kile Smith’s Vespers with Crossing Choir and Piffaro and collaborating with Newberry Consort and Exsultemus in Cantigas de Santa Maria at the 2013 Boston Early Music Festival. Shari made her NYC solo debut at Merkin Hall in the world premiere performance of Benjamin C.S. Boyle’s Cantata: To One in Paradise, where she was praised for her “chamber-like voice” and has travelled to the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy where her work brought collaborations with some of the world’s great artists, including Gian Carlo Menotti, Richard Hickox, Steven Mercurio, Carlos Saura, and Gunther Kramer. She has collaborated with Spire Chamber Ensemble, Seraphic Fire, Exsultemus, Cambridge Concentus, Boston Cecilia, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, and performs regularly with acclaimed Blue Heron (Boston), Lorelei Women’s Ensemble (Boston) and Grammy-nominated Conspirare (Austin). She can be heard on the newly released world premiere Blue Heron CD: Nicholas Ludford: Missa Regnum mundi and Kile Smith’s Vespers with Piffaro and The Crossing Choir.
Ms. Wilson is also an active voice and piano teacher, as well as an accomplished accompanist. She holds a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University, and a BS music education degree in both voice and piano from West Chester University. She is thrilled to join Pegasus Early Music for this concert!