Lisa Sheppard Hadley engages her audience by effortlessly singing in several musical styles while portraying various interesting characters. Her performances inhabit stunning musical and visual effects with well thought out programming executed to surely please all audiences. Performing in a variety of styles, Lisa's mezzo-soprano voice has recently been heard throughout New England as a soloist, with several Boston based vocal ensembles, and in a vocal/piano duo co-founded with her sister.
In 2017, Lisa sang the role of The Teacher in the world premiere reading of the Elena Ruehr opera, "Crafting the Bonds", performed at MIT, Cambridge. Earlier in the year, she was alto soloist for the photoplay of "La Mort de Jeanne d'Arc" presented at Harvard Musical Association, Boston. In addition, she was mezzo-soprano soloist for 2016 performances of Vivaldi's "Gloria" and "Magnificat" with the Cape Cod Chorale, as well as a 2015 performance of an original retelling of "Passion", by Mark Morgan, at Hancock Church, Lexington. Performing with Cranberry Coast Concerts in the 2015 summer concert series, Lisa performed the alto solos in Mozart's "Requiem" and the finale of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, both of which were transcribed for soloists, chorus and four hand piano. She returned, in 2016, to perform the role of Dolores in the original musical "Always Remember" by Marilyn Morales.
With her co-founded duo called "The Sheppard Sisters", Lisa has performed numerous joint concerts with her sister throughout the Boston area since 2013. Eight of these concerts were awarded Cultural Council grants. Lisa continues to sing with Labyrinth Choir, Cappella Clausura, Joyful Noyse, Church on the Hill, and Temple Emanu-el, all New England area choral groups and religious institutions. She toured Northern Europe with Labyrinth in the summer of 2016, and will return with the ensemble for a southern European tour this summer. Lisa received a Bachelor of Music with distinction from the New England Conservatory, and pursued additional graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory.