Skylark is a GRAMMY-nominated premier vocal ensemble of leading American vocal soloists, chamber musicians, and music educators. Skylark’s dramatic performances have been described as “gripping” (The Times of London) and “awe-inspiring” (Boston Music Intelligencer).
Since its founding in 2011 in Atlanta and Boston, Skylark has branched out to perform its dynamic programs in museums, concert halls, and churches across the United States. Skylark made its international debut in March 2018 at St. John’s Smith Square, London, as part of the UK choir Tenebrae’s Holy Week Festival.
Artistic Director Matthew Guard is earning a reputation as one of the most innovative and thoughtful programmers in American choral music. Matthew is passionate about communicating something unique in each concert and recording. He scours the world of available repertoire for each program, exhaustively researches each piece, and crafts concerts that captivate audiences with their hidden connections and seamless artistry.
A not-for-profit entity, Skylark performs educational outreach programs with high school and college students across the United States during its concert tours. In addition to numerous outreach workshops in public schools across the country, Skylark has conducted residencies at premier colleges and elite secondary schools including Harvard, MIT, and Philips Exeter Academy.
Skylark’s most recent three recordings all reached the top 10 of Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart. Check out their programs and albums at their website, and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.
Skylark appears with the Cape Symphony in Bach and Forth on November 2 and 3, 2019.