What audiences are saying about Lyric Fest

“It's much more than just a concert. It's the feeling of being alive.”

Raehann Bryce- Davis,  Photo: Donato Valentino

“You are at the center of the world where music, poetry, and thought come together. You are inches away from the art, and there's no other group that is giving you that kind of emotional immediacy.”

Lyric Fest is a place to experience the unique power of the human voice in song. We bring together great singers, composers, history, biography, and humor. Here we tell our stories in song.

Proof of vaccination and masking is required for all Lyric Fest performances.

Have A Look At Our

2022-2023 Season


Elysian Fields

Dawns, Dreams & Visions

18 & 20


Ode to the Lost Song - Arne Dørumsgaard

Arrangements of Arne Dørumsgaard

6 & 7



New multi-media work Inspired by the cotton photography of Philadelphia artist John Dowell

25 & 28


Metamorphosis of Plants

A Lieder celebration for Earth Day at Longwood Gardens

22 & 23



The Bothered, Bewildered Songs of Rodgers & Hart

23 & 24

Here's What's Happening Right Now

Biography in Music of Winneretta Singer - An American Patroness in Paris

A Singer’s Singer

American-born Singer Sewing Machine heiress Winnaretta Singer became the Princess de Polinac when she married a titled (but bankrupt) aristocratic composer, Prince Edmond de Polignac. Together the two created one of the most famous salons in Paris, one that Winneretta would continue well into the 20th century. This far-reaching, but little known story takes a look at 50 years of Singer’s influence on music, and on Paris. Trail-blazer and philanthropist, Singer lived life on her own terms, ahead of her time. Her fascinating story will be told through the songs she commissioned and that were performed in her salon. With letters and biographical narration, and with singers Danielle Talamantes, Marjorie Maltais, Jorell Williams, Laura Ward, piano, and Suzanne DuPlantis, script and narration. Songs of Debussy, Satie, Stravinsky, Fauré, Ravel, Grainger, Quilter, De Falla, and more...
First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia
November 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
November 13, 2022 @ 3:00 pm