Reference Recordings is proud to present a very special new release! Entitled Le Dolce Sirene to represent the dynamic all-­women force of Bach Aria Soloists. This exciting new album includes works by MonteverdiHandelMendelssohn and Bach, alongside a new transcription by BAS of Cecilia McDowall’s song cycle Four Shakespeare Songs.

Hailed for producing “the most surprising and brilliantly innovative collaborations in Kansas City,” Bach Aria Soloists dedicates their critically­-acclaimed concert series to presenting the genius and relevance of Johann Sebastian Bach, his contemporaries, and those he inspired. The ensemble’s repertoire is adventurous and broad, including chamber music from Renaissance to Contemporary, vocal arias, Tango and new living composer commissions. BAS consists of Founder/Artistic Director and violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane, GRAMMY®­-winning soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson, Harpsichord, Organ and Piano player Elisa Williams Bickers, and cellist Hannah Collins.

Elizabeth Suh Lane calls their new recording: “A quintessential representation of our Baroque and contemporary chamber music performance. Much of it highlights our soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson, but because of the exposed, soloistic compositional virtuosity of Bach and Handel, and the BAS treatment that we utilize for this music that begs for improvisation, it also exposes the versatility of virtuosity of all of our Soloists.”

Le Dolce Sirene was produced by BAS Founder/Artistic Director Elizabeth Suh Lane. The album was recorded and edited by PJ Kelley of the Post Haus Acoustic, and by Kirk Patton (Mendelssohn Organ Sonata). It was mixed and mastered by multi­-GRAMMY®-­winning Robert Friedrich of Five/Four Productions.