Luthien Brackett

Born in California to parents who loved to read, Luthien Brackett was named after a character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s legendarium. Praised bythe press for her “lushness and delicacy,” and “silky tone among all registers,” she is in great demand as an alto soloist and professional chorister. Her recent solo appearances include J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Spire Chamber Ensemble in Kansas City, Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum with Seraphic Fire in Miami, Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil with Skylark Vocal Ensemble in Boston, and Vivaldi’s Gloria for the York Early Music Festival in England. Other notable recent engagements include an international tour of Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini with The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras, and an international tour of Handel’s Semele with The Clarion Society and The English Concert. Her forthcoming performances include Arrows. Eros., a new work by Mark Morris Dance Group; Handel’s Messiah with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and a concert with Siglo de Oro for the Regensburg Festival in Germany. Among her numerous commercial recordings are four GRAMMY-nominated albums: Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra (2013), Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields with the Bang on a Can All-Stars (2015), Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week (2017), and Alexander Kastalsky’s Memory Eternal (2019), both with The Clarion Society. Luthien appears regularly with several of the world’s preeminent professional vocal ensembles, including Stile Antico, The Clarion Society, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and Seraphic Fire. She lives in London.