Blue Heron, a professional ensemble directed by Scott Metcalfe, is the 2018 Winner of the Gramophone Classical Music Award for Early Music, the first non-European group to win in the Early Music Category. Alex Ross of The New Yorker has praised "singing that is both precise and fluid, immaculate and alive".
Combining a commitment to vivid live performance with the study of original source materials and historical performance practices, Blue Heron attempts to bring the highest level of expressive intensity and communication to listeners in concert.
Founded in 1999, Blue Heron presents a concert series each year in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it has traveled to Canada and England, and toured across the US. Two new releases are due in the fall of 2019, a 2-disc world-premiere recording of Cipriano de Rore madrigals, and Volume 1 of a 2-volume set of songs by Johannes Ockeghem.
Sets the standard for the presentation of Renaissance vocal music. (The Boston Globe)
A continuing marvel of Boston's music scene... superb (The New York Times)