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A ‘Missa Solemnis’ from the heart with Cantata Singers

"Throughout...contralto Emily Marvosh caught the eye with her rapt smile and the ear with her plum-wine voice...It was a performance from the heart, and if the audience’s response was any indication, Beethoven’s directive of “may it return” was fulfilled."

Zoë Madonna, The Boston Globe
Cantata Singers Outstanding in Missa Solemnis

"The soloists of the vocal quartet presented a fine ensemble of well-tuned voices: Dana Varga’s light and clear soprano matched the flexibility and clarity of Emily Marvosh’s contralto throughout her extensive range....Altogether, we heard an outstanding performance of a complex and difficult work that we don’t hear nearly often enough."

Virginia Newes, The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Getting a Head Start on Leipzig Week

The first duet, “Sunday Morning”, featured Petrus’s and Marvosh’s admirably matched timbres as well as carefully worked out rubati and subtle dynamics from all three musicians as they portrayed the intimacy of individual prayer against the vast expanse of creation.

Geoffrey Wieting, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

"The master, Johann Sebastian was featured in two cantatas, beginning with Cantata 147, “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben” with five superb soloists... [incuding] Emily Marvosh, contralto.... Brian Giebler, Emily Marvosh, and Peter Walker each made distinguished contributions."

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Susan Miron, Boston Musical Intelligencer
Ferrier and Walter Movingly Evoked

"Contralto Emily Marvosh and the superb pianist Tanya Blaich rewarded last night’s packed Goethe-Institut Boston with an extraordinarily moving homage to the beloved British contralto Kathleen Ferrier (1912-1953) and eminent pianist/conductor Bruno Walter 1876-1962)."

Susan Miron, The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Messiah in Tempore Belli

"'But Who May Abide' glowed with awestruck veneration, and not just because of the anticipation generated by the compelling side story of how a singer with heart was plucked from the chorus like Ruby Keeler in 42nd Street. For her solo debut with H+H, sultry contralto Emily Marvosh emerged more like Lena Horne in Stormy Weather. In singing of her Refiner’s fire, she kindled her own, especially in the repeated verse which melded ornament and consolation most fittingly."

Lee Eiseman, Boston Musical Intelligencer
Symphony Hall basks in Christmas spirit with Handel’s Messiah

"In 'Oh God that tellest good tidings to Zion,' contralto Emily Marvosh performed with poise and grace. Her judicious use of ornamentation on the words 'Behold your God' was a beautiful enhancement to the music."

Mary McCleary, New Boston Post
Handel and Haydn’s ‘Messiah’ is on message

"Alto Emily Marvosh gave an unearthly calm to 'But who may abide the day of his coming?' and was beautifully plainspoken in 'He was despised and rejected of men.'"

Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe
Aided by superb soloists, Christophers, H&H soar with 'Messiah'

"It was a particular delight to see and hear Marvosh as one of the soloists. Noted for her dark, caramel voice, Marvosh is one of the finest singers in Boston, performing regularly with the H&H chorus and the Lorelei Ensemble, among others."

Aaron Keebaugh, Boston Classical Review
The Brookline Home Team Can Really Play

"Marvosh sang wonderfully, with ample strength in her low register and a graceful allure in her high range."

Nolan Eley, Boston Musical Intelligencer
Subversion and Hope Abound

“Of particular note was Emily Marvosh’s raw performance.... Marvosh presented a smooth, yet surprisingly warm tone that remained poignantly expressive while presenting an impassive account of the tragic text.”

Sudeep Agarwala, Boston Musical Intelligencer
Lorelei Ensemble offers three premieres in a program of reverence and loss

“Emily Marvosh, with her silvery, lush voice, performed ... with a moving and bitter touch.”

Aaron Keebaugh, Boston Classical Review
Christophers & Co. back in swing with Bach

"The Magnificat was by turns exultant and sober. Marvosh ... was again the outstanding soloist.”

Jeffrey Gantz, Boston Globe
White Mountain Bach Festival Finale

"The stand-out performance for the work came from mezzo-soprano Emily Marvosh, whose rich, sonorous voice brought a delightfully dark and subtle flavor to the evening.”

Emily Parkhurst, Classical Voice of New England
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