Anna O’Connell has been sought after for her soprano voice all over Cleveland, performing in the Cleveland Chamber Choir, Quire Cleveland, Trinity Chamber Singers, Affekt Ensemble and lately, Alchemy Baroque. She has been a soloist at the Church of the Covenant since she arrived in Cleveland in the fall of 2018. In spring 2021, she performed as a featured musician in the program “The Harper’s Voice” with Apollo’s Fire, presenting music from Ireland and the British Isles. This past summer, she received the Barbara Thornton Memorial Scholarship from Early Music America, which permitted her to study medieval music with vocal, harp, and dance specialists in Europe. She will soon be graduating with a doctorate in Historical Performance Practice from Case Western Reserve University, where she has focused on self-accompaniment as a singer with various harps, from medieval and renaissance to modern folk instruments. O’Connell has studied voice with Ellen Hargis and Dina Kuznetsova, and historical harps with Maxine Eilander.