Elise Groves, soprano, has been praised for her "clarion tone” and "transcendent and soulful" singing. A dedicated and versatile soloist and chamber musician, her repertoire ranges from Medieval to new compositions, with a special focus on the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Recent solo performances include Mozart's Requiem and Coronation Mass with The Choir of the Church of the Advent, Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Brown University and St. John Passion with Ensemble Musica Humana, and ensemble appearances with The Tallis Scholars, Vox Vocal Ensemble, Handel + Haydn Society, True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Exsultemus, and The Bach Project. A native Oregonian, she received a B.A. and M.A. in Music Education from Oregon State University and an M.M. in Early Music Performance from the Longy School of Music. When Elise isn't singing, you can find her continuing her lifelong search for the perfect cup of hot chocolate.