Soprano Janet Ross sings with the Handel and Haydn Society, Cappella Clausura, Cantata Singers, and Church of the Redeemer-Chestnut Hill. Recent solo engagements include Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Musica Sacra (October 2019), the role of Clarice in Caldara’s Il giuoco del quadriglio at the Amherst Early Music Festival’s Baroque Soloists program, Purcell’s O Sing unto the Lord with Cantata Singers, Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Belmont Open Sings, and various anthems at Church of the Redeemer. She has also performed as soloist in Mozart’s Solemn Vespers K. 339, Chadwick’s Noel, O’Regan’s The Ecstasies Above, Handel’s Messiah, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Brahms’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in E-flat Major, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. Previously, Janet sang with Boston’s Triad, Copley Singers, MetroWest Choral Artists, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Church of the Advent in Beacon Hill.
Janet earned undergraduate degrees in piano and flute performance and a Master of Music in piano performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she was named Chancellor’s Scholar, an award recognizing academic achievement and service to the school. As a pianist, Janet won myriad solo and concerto competitions, including the concerto competition, Schubert/Brahms Category, and Grand Prize in the Eastman School of Music’s Young Artists International Competition. She performed in recital at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as the recipient of the VSAArts Panasonic Young Soloists Award.
Janet teaches piano lessons and co-teaches children’s choirs at Shady Hill School in Cambridge and Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, supports the Shady Hill Teacher Training Center, and volunteers for the House Rabbit Network.