Pamela Murray is an American soprano and music teacher. Her "naturally beautiful lyric voice" (The Boston Globe) has placed her among Boston's most sought-after soloists. Her solo oratorio credits include J.S. Bach's Magnificat (BWV 243) conducted by Seiji Ozawa, J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) and George Frideric Handel's Samson and Solomon with Emmanuel Music, Schubert's Mass in G, Carissimi's Jepthe, Gabriel Fauré's Requiem, Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah, and G.F. Handel's Messiah with Boston Baroque. She has appeared as soloist in G.F. Handel's Dixit Dominus with the Handel and Haydn Society under the direction of Christopher Hogwood, a touring program which included Chicago's Orchestra Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York. She also appeared at Lincoln Center in The Peasant Cantata (BWV 212) of J.S. Bach as part of the Great Performers series.
No stranger to opera, Pamela Murray has performed the role of the Female Chorus in Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia with Prism Opera, and will be returning to Prism as the Housekeeper in B. Britten's The Turn of the Screw this spring.
Pamela Murray is a founding member of Favella Lyrica, and a member of the eight-voice Cambridge Bach Ensemble. In addition, she is very active in the field of contemporary music. She has premiered numerous works for such groups as Underground Composers, NuClassix, and Extensionworks, and she performed Charles Fussell's Goethe Songs as part of the Warebrook Contemporary Festival.
Pamela Murray also enjoys an active teaching career in the Boston area, and is a member of the voice faculty at the Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts. In addition, she teaches voice workshops for actors and improv artists, and serves as assistant director for an improv musical troupe.
Pamela Murray has recorded for Dorian and KOCH International.