Soprano Mary Ellen Callahan was born in California and studied at California State University, Hayward, and at the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned her M.M. degree in 1992. As a concert soloist, her repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary, including many works by Bach and Handel. She has performed with such organizations as the San Antonio Symphony, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, the Washington Bach Consort (with which she toured Germany), the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Hartford and Kansas City symphony orchestras, the Carmel Bach Festival, the Dessoff Choirs, Amor Artis, and Musica Sacra, and she is familiar to New York audiences as a soloist with the Collegiate Chorale, the Riverside Choral Society, and the Central City Chorus.
Photograph by Lisa Kohler