Agnes Coakley Cox


Praised for her “enchanting, glowing timbre and perfect intonation, with a good helping of theatrical spirit” (Weiler Zeitung), British-American soprano Agnes Coakley Cox is specialist in the performance of early Baroque music and a sought-after ensemble musician. Agnes is co-founder and co-director of the New England-based ensemble for 17th-century music, In Stile Moderno. She appears this season as a soloist with the Folger Consort, the New Consort, Crescendo, and at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival with Alchymy Viols. Recent choral appearances have been with the Handel & Haydn Society, Ensemble Altera, Zenith Ensemble, and The Thirteen. Agnes is also proud to add “voice of the universe” to her qualifications, as she lends her unerring pitch center and haunting tone quality to the new project Black Hole Symphony at Boston's Museum of Science. After graduating summa cum laude in Music at Yale, Agnes studied voice, historical performance practice, and pedagogy at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland.