Apollo Music Productions

Lorraine Hope Saltre


Lorraine Hope Saltre has delighted audiences in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan since 1977. She made her formal New York City debut at the Carnegie Recital Hall with her husband and partner John Marsh Bigelow. The New York Times wrote:

"Ms. Saltre's voice has size, power and a lovely piano quality in the higher register..." -- New York Times

Lorraine Hope Saltre performed as soloist and ensemblist with the Monterey Symphony in California, White Mountains Festival Orchestra in New Hampshire, and North Country Chorus of Vermont-New Hampshire. She presented a World Premier: US commissioned choral work "DUO" by Dr. John Eaton of Indiana University. Written for Ms. Saltre, soloist and the North Country Chorus of Vermont-New Hampshire, "DUO" was performed at the Cork International Choral and Folkdance Festival in Cork, Ireland. Lorraine Hope Saltre has performed in concert, television and festival appearances for corporate, public and private sponsors with many return engagements.

She also has been a music educator at these prestigious Northeast colleges - Middlebury College, University of Vermont, Trinity College, Johnson State College of Vermont, and Franconia College.


"A virtuoso soprano of great warmth of tone and technical facility who handled the microtones with ease and achieved fine emotional effect." -- The Cork Examiner, Cork Irleland

"A voice perfectly suited for either Early music, opera, or art songs ... not limited to one expression." -- Maestro Julian Orbon noted New York City Composer

Selected Appearances:

  • JAPAN: "World Festival" at Nagasaki's "Holland Village;" Tokyo
    • Nice, France: Private reception for H.R.H. Prince Andrew and officers of NATO ship H.M.S. Brazen
    • Avignon, France: Papal Cathedral (Notre Dame) - Mas with the Papal Cardinal Representative commemorating the former Seat of Avignon
  • World Premier: US commissioned choral work "DUO" by Dr. John Eaton, Indiana University. Written for Ms. Saltre, soloist and the North Country Chorus of Vermont-New Hampshire presented at the Cork International Choral and Folkdance Festival, Cork, Ireland
  • Carnegie Recital Hall Debut, New York City
  • Spanish Institute of New York City
  • Saint Ignatius Church Concert Series, New York City
  • Capitol Hill Restoration Society Benefit Evening, Washington, DC
  • St. Mark's Church - with the Dupont Circle Consortium, Washington, DC
  • Museum of Fine Arts Boston - Arts Benefit Gala, The Boston Company
  • University of Tallahassee, Florida; Middlebury College; University of Vermont
  • Irish Ambassador to Canada, Celtic Roots Festival, Goderich, Ontario

Recordings (Click for expanded descriptions and sample sound clips HERE):

  • "INVITATION": (CD/Cassettes) Instrumental and vocal Soli and Duetti of Classical and Traditional works of Handel, Bach, Dowlad, Weiss, Villa-Lobos, Rodrigo including Irish, Scottish and French folk repertoire.
  • "THE FIRST NOWELL" Christmas Album: Medieval to 19th Century Christmas pieces including: instrumental soli, duetti and trio pieces with arrangements for voice, lute or guitar, viola and percussion.

Concert-Festival Programs and Master Artist Lccture-Demonstrations Fees*:

  • $1000-$500 Master Artist Lecture-Demonstration
  • $500-$400 Nonprofit Community Center or Library Performance
  • $2000-$500 Concert and Festival Performances
  • $2000/day School or University Residencies
  • $5000-$2000 Commissions

 *Additional travel and lodging expenses not included


Lorraine Hope Saltre

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Apollo Music Productions

PO Box 200343, Boston, MA 02120

Telephone: 617-731-3257

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