The American soprano, Abigail Haynes Lennox, came to study at Yale from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where after finishing her bachelor's degree in vocal performance at the University of Michigan, she served as music director for the Wesley Foundation of First Methodist, performed with the Michigan Opera Theater under Stephen Lord, and was a frequent soloist appearing on premier recordings of contemporary works. In May 2007, she completed her master's degree in voice at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where she studied under James Taylor, Ted Taylor, and Judith Malafronte. In addition to participating in master-classes with Martin Katz, Stephen Layton, and David Daniels.
Abigail Haynes Lennox has performed as soloist in such performances as J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) and Dietrich Buxtehude's Membra Jesu nostri under Simon Carrington, W.A. Mozart's Vespers with Sir David Willcocks and again with Sir Neville Marriner, J.S. Bach's Magnificat in E-flat Major (BWV 243a) with Helmuth Rilling, L.v. Beethoven's Mass in C and multiple J.S. Bach'S cantatas with Yale ensembles, and a program of French Baroque music with the Ensemble Européen William Byrd. She is acclaimed as angelic and stylish in her interpretations of J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart, is equally at home with genres ranging from early plainchant to 19th-century mélodie to improvised avant-garde.
Inspired by her experiences with various ensembles, Abigail Haynes Lennox enjoys teaching young musicians in the DC area, where she now lives, and engaging in collaborative projects with fellow artists in addition to pursuing a solo career.