Mezzo-soprano Chelsea Lyons is honored and overjoyed to return for her sixth season with Chicago a cappella!
Chelsea also sings with the Grant Park Chorus, Music of the Baroque, Stare at the Sun, and The Crossing in Philadelphia. She can be heard on eight of The Crossing’s studio albums, including Born, the 2022 Grammy Winner for Best Choral Performance. As a concert soloist, Chelsea has performed with Pacific Chorale, Spektral Quartet, Chicago Master Singers, Madison Bach Musicians, and the Green Lake Music Festival. She also enjoys singing at Glencoe Union Church as a cantor and with the Chancel Choir. Her favorite operatic roles have been Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Hansel (Hansel & Gretel). A California native, Chelsea is a graduate of California State University Fullerton (’13) and Northwestern University (MM ’17). Chelsea is also an arts administrator at the Northwestern Bienen School of Music, serves as a board member of Constellation Men’s Ensemble, and is Director of Operations for the new-music choir Stare at the Sun. Outside of music, Chelsea loves sewing, cooking, playing games, traveling, and spending time with her partner, Janie and their golden retriever, Phoebe!