CHRISTEN HERMAN, mezzo-soprano, is a founding member of Voxfire. Known primarily for performing music written before 1750 and after 1950, she has appeared as a soloist with numerous California-based ensembles, including I Cantori, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Paulist Boy Choristers, Los Angeles Cambridge Singers, Millennium Consort, and Artists’ Vocal Ensemble in San Francisco. She was featured in Long Beach Opera’s production of Charpentier’s The Imaginary Invalid, and in I Cantori’s production of Hildegard von Bingen’s chant-drama Ordo Virtutum in the lead role of The Soul. Recently, she performed with Tonality, a new vocal group dedicated to promoting social justice. Festival and series appearances include the Ojai, Santa Cruz Baroque, and Los Angeles Bach Festivals, Music at St. Matthew’s, Armand Hammer Museum, and Colly Soleri Series at Arcosanti. In addition to film score solo and ensemble singing, she has performed and recorded premieres of works by Steve Reich and Joan La Barbara.