Lisa Cardwell Pontén

Lisa Cardwell Pontén is an experienced soloist in the Northwest, performing with professional and community ensembles in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Vancouver, British Columbia. Lisa has appeared as soloist with Ensemble Alcatraz of San Francisco as well as many Seattle-based groups such as The Versailles Ensemble, Circa 1600, Seattle Choral Company, St. Mark's Compline Choir and City Cantabile Choir.

She has recorded on the Musical Heritage and Focus labels and also for radio and film; and has recently completed a CD with Opus 7.

She is Assistant Director of the Women of St. James Schola, a choir of 14 women who have earned critical praise for their performances of chant and medieval music.

She sings regularly with professional vocal ensembles Opus 7 and The Tudor Choir, is soprano soloist at St. James Cathedral and teaches privately in Seattle.

Ms. Pontén received her Master's degree in Early Music Performance from Indiana University, where she studied with internationally-know medieval specialist Tom Binkley and studied voice with Paul Elliot (formerly of the Hilliard Ensemble) and Dale Moore.