Abigail Haynes-Lennox, soprano, quoted as angelic and stylish in her interpretations of Bach and Mozart, is equally at home with genres ranging from early plainchant to 19th- century melodie to improvised avant-garde. Originally from Bartlett, Tennesseee, she began her vocal studies at Ann Arbor, Michigan, where after finishing her bachelors degree in vocal performance at the University of Michigan, she served as music director for the Wesley Foundation of First Methodist, performed with the Michigan Opera Theater under Stephen Lord, and was a frequent soloist appearing on premier recordings of contemporary works. In 2007 Lennox completed her master’s degree study in voice at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where she studied under James Taylor, Ted Taylor, and Judith Malafronte.
In addition to participating in masterclasses with Martin Katz, Stephen Layton, and David Daniels, she has performed as soloist in such performances as Bach St. John and Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri under Simon Carrington, Mozart Vespers with Sir David Willcocks and again with Sir Neville Marriner, Bach Magnificat in E-flat major with Helmuth Rilling, Beethoven Mass in C and multiple Bach Cantatas with Yale ensembles, a program of French Baroque music with the Ensemble European William Byrd, Steve Reich Daniel Variations with the New World Symphony, Purcell Dido and Aeneas with Apollo’s Fire, and Bach Weihnachts Oratorium and B minor Mass with the American Bach Soloists under Jeffrey Thomas.
Inspired by her experiences, Lennox enjoys teaching and working with young musicians and engaging in collaborative projects with fellow artists in addition to pursuing a solo career.