Soloists & Instrumentalists

Soloists

Marian Seibert, soprano

In addition to her work as Rehearsal Director, soprano Marian Seibert is a soloist with the Trinity Consort. She has performed with many local ensembles and organizations, and is a featured soloist on the Medieval Women’s Choir’s CDs, River of Red and Laude Novella. In her other life, she works for a letterpress print shop.

Ensembles
  • The Tudor Choir
  • Mark’s Cathedral
  • The Esoterics
  • Northwest Baroque
  • Early Music Guild of Seattle
  • James Cathedral
  • Seattle Baroque Orchestra
  • Gallery Concerts
  • Seattle Opera
  • Northwest Puppet Center
  • Seattle Experimental Opera
  • Seattle Academy of Opera

Linda Strandberg, soprano

Linda Strandberg is a soprano of varied musical interests. She feels fortunate to have been able to explore vocal music from medieval through contemporary times. She worked extensively with Margriet Tindemans, performing medieval and baroque repertoire. This includes numerous recitals of the music of Hildegard of Bingen. She had been a frequent soloist with the Medieval Women’s Choir under the direction of Tindemans and continues to solo with the Medieval Women’s Choir under the direction of Eric Mentzel.

Ensembles
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Pasadena Chamber Chorus
  • Choral Arts
  • The Tudor Choir
  • The Byrd Ensemble

Erika Chang, soprano

In addition to her work with the Medieval Women’s Choir, soprano Erika Chang is a soloist with the Epiphany Parish of Seattle. She holds a Performer Diploma in Early Music from Cornish College.

Ensembles
  • Early Music Guild of Seattle
  • The Byrd Ensemble
  • Baroque Northwest

Instrumentalists

Shira Kammen, vielle

Multi-instrumentalist and occasional vocalist Shira Kammen has spent well over half her life exploring the worlds of early and traditional music. Shira was a member for many years of several prominent early music ensembles, and is the founder of Class V Music, and ensemble dedicated to providing music on river rafting trips. She has performed and taught in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Israel, Morocco, Latvia, Russia and Japan, and on the Colorado, Rogue, Green, Grande Ronde, East Carson and Klamath Rivers. A frequent collaborator with Margriet Tindemans, Shira often collaborates with music ensembles, storytellers, and on theatrical and dance productions. She has worked with students in many different settings, played on several television and movie soundtracks, and has recently taken courses in taiko drumming and voiceover acting.

Ensembles
  • Alcatraz
  • Project Ars Nova
  • Medieval Strings
  • Sequentia
  • Hesperion XX
  • The Boston Camerata
  • Kitka
  • The King’s Noyse
  • Newberry Consort
  • Folger Consort
  • Class V Music
  • Fortune’s Wheel
  • Ephemeros
  • Panacea
  • Roguery
  • Cançoniér
  • In Bocca al Lupo
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • California Shakespeare Festival
  • San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
Teaching
  • Yale University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • University of Oregon
  • Fondazione Cini in Venice, Italy
  • Scuola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland

Shulamit Kleinerman, vielle

Shulamit Kleinerman is a teacher and musician in Seattle. She maintains a violin studio for children and adults, performs on medieval vielle and Renaissance violin, directs Seattle Historical Arts for Kids and its Early Music Youth Academy, and enjoys occasional forays into scholarly music history through writing and lecturing.

Bill McJohn, harp

Bill McJohn studied early harps with Cheryl Ann Fulton and medieval music with Margriet Tindemans. He is co-director of the chant ensemble Peregrine, the medieval ensemble Contrafacta, and the Seattle Continuo Ensemble, and performs with the Angelorum Harp Choir and the Medieval Women’s Choir.

Peggy Monroe, percussion

Peggy Monroe specializes in historical percussion instruments. She has taught and performed across the USA and in Canada, England, Spain and Germany. She has written scripts for musical dramas performed by the Medieval Women’s Choir and the Early Music Guild, and her many school appearances earned her Early Music America’s Bringing History Alive award in 2004. She is a member of the Trinity Consort and has accompanied the Northwest Puppet Center, Seattle Early Dance, and St. James Cathedral programs, and has played with the Medieval Women’s Choir for 23 years.