Pamela Dellal, mezzo soprano


uncommon intelligence, imagination and textual awareness...




Pamela Dellal Discography

Recordings with Emmanuel Music:

J.S. Bach: St. John Passion (1725 Version) (1999)
Koch International, KIC-CD 7476-2

The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music
Craig Smith, conductor

"Pamela Dellal's movingly expressive "Es ist vollbracht"...[her] solo contribution stands head and shoulders above anything else in the performance." Brian Robins, Fanfare Magazine

J.S. Bach: Cantatas for the First and Second Sundays after Trinity (2001)
Koch International, KIC-CD 7535-2

BWV 75, BWV 76, BWV 39, BWV 2, BWV 20
The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music
Craig Smith, conductor

"...sung here with all due gravity by Pamela Dellal (arguably the finest of the soloists)..."
Andrew Farach-Colton, Gramophone Magazine

J.S. Bach: Christmas Cantatas (1999)
Koch International, KIC-CD 7462-2

BWV 40, BWV 121, BWV 133, BWV 151
The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music
Craig Smith, conductor

" Perhaps the most beautiful singing lies in...Pamela Dellal's limber, lustrous, intelligent delivery of the mezzo aria in "In Jesu Demut kann ich Trost." Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe

Recordings with Favella Lyrica:

CD copies available by request from
All tracks on YouTube - full playlists linked below

Sweet Torment: Virtuoso Duets of 17th Century Italy and Germany (1993)
KOCH International, KIC-CD 7252-2

"...altogether captivating album...
the combination of the performers' fiery enthusiasm and the composer's passionate irresistible."
The Denver Post



Favella - Sweet Torment

CD booklet

Blind Love, Cruel Beauty: Vocal Duets of G.F. Handel  (1997)
KOCH International, KIC-CD-7298-2 

"Pamela Murray and Pamela Dellal are both accomplished singers, well able to tackle the divisions cleanly...Dellal, who sings as both soprano and alto, offers a pleasantly full and mellow lower and middle register but also tackles notes above the treble stave surely.”
SS, Gramophone Magazine


Favella - Handel

CD booklet

A New Sappho: The Art of Barbara Strozzi and Nicolò Fontei (2000)
KOCH International, KIC-CD 7491-2

"The two singers are firmly locked into the dramatic essence of this music, sculpting and shading each word with infinite care...the two voices float...with a heaven bound lightness that is unforgettable." 
Fanfare Magazine


Favella - Sappho

CD notes and texts

Recordings with Blue Heron Renaissance Choir:

(order from Blue Heron Bandcamp)

News - Blue Heron wins Gramophone Early Music Record of the Year
for Peterhouse, vol 5!


The Lost Music of Canterbury:
Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, Box set (2018)

BHCD 1008


Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, vol. 5 (2017)

BHCD 1007
Anonymous (early 16th c.): Missa sine nomine
Sarum plainchant · Kyrie Orbis factor
Hugh Sturmy (early 16th c.): Exultet in hac die
Robert Hunt (early 16th c.): Ave Maria mater dei
John Mason (c.1480-1548): Ve nobis miseris



Christmas in Medieval England (2015)

BHCD 1006



Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, vol. 4 (2015)

BHCD 1005
Robert Jones: Missa Spes nostra;
Nicholas Ludford: Ave cujus conceptio;
Robert Hunt: Stabat mater



Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, vol. 3 (2013)

BHCD 1004
Nicholas Ludford: Missa Inclina Cor Meum;
John Mason: Ave Fuit Prima Salus



Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, vol. 2 (2012)

BHCD 1003
Nicholas Ludford: Missa Regnum Mundi;
Richard Pygott: Salve Regina



Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, vol. 1 (2010)

BHCD 1002
Hugh Aston: Three Marian Antiphons


Blue Heron Peterhouse 1


Guillaume Du Fay: Motets.Hymns.Chansons.Sanctus Papale (2007)

BHCD 1001 

Blue Heron - Du Fay

Recordings with Sequentia:

Hildegard von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum – Anima (1998)

BMG/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77394-2

"The task for the to have [the music] well up out of their bodies, whole. Pamela Dellal as the Soul...excels at this...Go to hear [her]." – Paul Griffiths, The New York Times

"...the main character of the story...beautifully realized in voice and body by Pamela Dellal..."
– Ursula Andkjær, Berlingske Tidende (Copenhagen)

"...sung admirably by Pamela Dellal..." – Barry Millington, The Times (London)


Sequentia - Ordo

Pamela Dellal as Anima

Hildegard von Bingen: Saints (1998)

BMG/DHM 77378-2

Sequentia - Saints


Hildegard von Bingen: O Jerusalem (1997)

BMG/DHM 77378-2

Sequentia - Jerusalem


Hildegard von Bingen: Voice of the Blood  (1995)

BMG/DHM 77346-2

Sequentia - Blood


Hildegard von Bingen: Canticles of Ecstasy (1994)

BMG/DHM 77320-2

Sequentia - Canticles


A Shining Light - Aquitanian polyphony (1996)

BMG/DHM 77370-2

Sequentia - Shining


Aquitania - Aquitanian polyphony (1997)

BMG/DHM 77383-2

Sequentia - Aquitania

Recordings with Musicians of the Old Post Road

Feliz Navidad - Christmas from Spain and New Spain (2009)
Meridian Records CDE 84575

MOPR - Navidad


J.N. Hummel: Trios and Scottish Song Settings (1999)
Meridian Records CDE 84404  

“superbly played by this period instrument ensemble and tastefully sung by Pamela Dellal...The care that has gone into both recording quality and the performances on this disc is evident, and is fully recommended.”
Early Music Review, England

MOPR - Hummel


Miscellaneous Recordings:

Martin Boykan: Soliloquies for an Insomniac (2018)
with Donald Berman, piano




Bridge Records – Bridge 9579

Juan de Lienas Vespers (2021)
Music from the Convento de la Encarnación, Mexico City

The Newberry Consort, Ellen Hargis, director


Navona Records – NV 6333

Lienas Vespers

Martin Boykan: Psalm 121 (2017)
for voice and string quartet

"This striking disc closes with a haunting Hebrew-language setting of Psalm 121 for mezzo-soprano (here, a radiant Pamela Dellal)..."
The Boston Globe

Bridge Records – Bridge 9483

Boykan Rites


Brilliant Variations on Sentimental Songs:
Slipping Virtuosity into the Antebellum Drawing Room

with Vivian Montgomery, fortepiano

Centaur Records - CRC 3418



Martin Brody: Tree of Life (2015)

with Collage New Music Ensemble, and Peggy Pearson, oboe

Albany Records - TROY1595


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John Halle: Mortgaging the Earth
on Outrages and Interludes (2014)

with Kendra Colton, soprano, and Le Train Bleu

Innova Records - innova883

Halle CD

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Reviving Song (2013)
Louis Spohr: Sechs Lieder für Sopran, Klarinett, und Klavier; Fanny Mendelssohn: Sechs Lieder

Women and Music Project Production -
released Dec. 2013
Oasis (700261394732)

with Vivian Montgomery, fortepiano; Diane Heffner, classical clarinet

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John Harbison: Winter's Tale – Paulina (2012)
BMOP/sound 1023

with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor


Scott Wheeler: Helena and the Moonstone (2003)
with Donald Berman, piano


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Martin Boykan: Second Chances, Motet (2010)

Albany Records TROY1196

with Donald Berman, piano; Mark Margolies, clarinet; Mary Ruth Ray, viola; Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello


Boykan - Second Chances


Martin Boykan: A Packet for Susan (2002)

CRI Recordings CD 897

with Donald Berman, piano


Boykan - Flume


Ruth Lomon: Songs of Remembrance (2002)
CRI Recordings CD 887

with Donald Berman, piano; Laura Ahlbeck, English horn

"[The mezzo songs] are all assisted enormously by Pamela Dellal's rich, firm singing."
John Story, Fanfare Magazine



Brahms: Two Songs for Alto and Viola (2000)
Artona Records

with Michael Zaretsky, viola; Xak Bjerken, piano

"Dellal sings sympathetically, with bright, well-rounded tone and a good sense of line...on its own terms...Dellal's performance is far from negligible." Bernard Jacobson, Fanfare Magazine



Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare's Plays (2005)
Ensemble Chaconne
Americas Musicworks CD1594

Peter Bloom, renaissance flute; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute; Carol Lewis, viola da gamba




Handel: Messiah (2002)

Telemann Chamber Orchestra, Terje Kvam, conductor



The River of Love: Music of the Shakers and Music based on Shaker Themes (2006)
Albany Records TROY988

New England Voices





Thirty Years of Adventure...1975-2005
Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble

Virgil Thomson:, Five Phrases from the Song of Solomon
with James Russell Smith, percussion


The Muses of Zion (1997)
Dorian Recordings DOR-93168

Cambridge Bach Ensemble
Scott Metcalfe, director


Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass (1986)
Arabesque Records Z6560-2

with Banchetto Musicale (now Boston Baroque), Martin Pearlman, conductor


Haydn - Nelson Mass

Pending Recordings:

Arthur Berger: Three Poems of Yeats
with Dinosaur Annex – recorded May 2011