The overall vision and mission of Lyric Fest is “to bring people together through the shared experience of song by offering to diverse audiences lively, theme-oriented voice recitals designed to edify, educate, stimulate dialogue, and foster community.”
We strive to re-invigorate the song recital by means of:
Creating imaginative thematic programs in which we use the spoken word both to provide a context and historical background to the songs we perform, and also to foster a feeling of connectedness to our audiences.
We feature multiple regionally-based singers of national and international stature on each program.
We present a high level of artistry in the context of an intimate, informative and accessible atmosphere.
We often collaborate with guest narrators, dancers, actors, choral ensembles, and other artists.
It is our desire to reach the art song aficionado and the newcomer to song alike, including children. In this light, we program a yearly children’s concert and offer affordable and subsidized tickets to under-served families in Philadelphia.