Deborah Rentz-Moore, Alto

Hailed for her "deep, honeyed voice" mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore performs with some of the most celebrated ensembles in North America, including the Handel & Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, The Boston Camerata, Ensemble Très., The Boston Early Music Festival, Aston Magna, New York Collegium, Magnificat and the Mark Morris Dance Group.

A specialist in early music, she also performs opera, oratorio, chamber music and contemporary music. Solo appearances include Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, alto solos of Messiah with Worcester Chorus, Spanish chamber music with Musicians of the Old Post Road, Shaker music with The Boston Camerata and Tero Saarinen Dance Company, baroque holiday music with Très., and alto solos of Israel in Egypt with The Newton Choral Society, St. John Passion with Masterworks Chorale and Mass in Time of War with Berkshire Concert Choir. This month, Aston Magna Chamber Series will feature Ms. Rentz-Moore in a chamber music program of Purcell and Handel.

Her recordings include music of J.S. Bach and Cozzolani on the Musica Omnia label, Shaker songs on the Glissando label, baroque holiday selections with Très., Monteverdi’s Orfeo with Aston Magna and choral masterpieces with Handel & Haydn Society on Arie Records. A recording of Spanish baroque holiday music was released in December 2008.