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Praised for her “nuance and sensitivity” (Boston Music Intelligencer), soprano Kendra Comstock, is a Boston-based performer and teacher. Kendra performs a wide variety of Classical and Contemporary repertoire, but is especially passionate about singing early music. Recent engagements include performances with the Cambridge Chamber Ensemble, the Boston Camerata, the Concordia Consort, the Society for Historically Informed Performance (SoHIP), the Nightingale Vocal Ensemble, the Lilith Vocal Ensemble, the BEMF Fringe Series, and her own ensemble, the Pandora Consort.
Kendra began her exploration into early music as a founding member of the Oklahoma City University Early Music Ensemble, directed by Kyle Patterson, from whom she also studied classical guitar. Kendra has performed at the Amherst, Madison, and Boston Early Music Festivals, as well as the International Baroque Institute at Longy. During these festivals, she studied with several Early Music specialists, including Pamela Dellal, Charles Weaver, and Paul O’Dette. Originally from Hartland, Vermont, Kendra is passionate about sharing Classical music in rural communities, and in 2018, Kendra produced and performed her first solo recital series of early music throughout New England, benefiting Hartland Community Arts. Following this recital, in 2021 Kendra was inspired to co-found the Pandora Consort, an early music ensemble focused on creating innovative performances of early music throughout New England. In the 2023-2024 season Kendra performed and produced original works with the Pandora Consort on the SoHIP Summer Series, the BEMF Fringe Series, Pegasus Early Music, NYS Baroque, and performed as featured Guest Artists at the Sable Project in Vermont.
Kendra holds a MM in Historical Performance at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where she studied with Pamela Dellal. In addition to performing, Kendra maintains a private voice studio and teaches voice and piano at the North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC).