Beth Cullinane, soprano, is a founding member of Machicoti, and has sung with Piffaro, Ex Umbris, Bachworks, Concert Royal, Infiorare, and Musica Antiqua. She directs the early music ensemble City of Ladies and has performed frequently with Early Music New York, including EMNY’s recording Medieval Love. Stage credits include Henry Purcell’s The Indian Queen, Manfred Gurlit’s Wozzeck with Long Beach Opera, and Patricia Burgess’s Watermoon at Merkin Hall. Beth has sung and played baroque guitar with the New York Continuo Collective in Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di Anima e di Corpo and in Francesca Caccini’sLiberazione di Ruggiero dal Isola d’Alcina. In 2009, Beth received a faculty development grant from the Professional Staff Congress of the City University of New York to create musical reconstructions of Anglo-Saxon poetry from the Exeter Book, a program she coached with Benjamin Bagby and performed at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris and at the Amherst Early Music Festival in Connecticut. Beth is a faculty member of LaGuardia Community College, and holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Hunter College. She is currently enrolled in the Master Pro Pratique de Musique médiévale, Université Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV. Upcoming projects in 2010 include performances ofLes Oriflammes de Pierre le Vénérable in Bourgogne and Paris.