Jessie Ann Owens and Blue Heron are the 2015 Winners of the Noah Greenberg Award, given once annually by the American Musicological Society “for outstanding performance projects,” to fund a world premiere recording of Cipriano de Rore's “I madrigali a cinque voci” (1542).
"Blue Heron…makes a great case study in what is right with early music today." – Elaine Schmidt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 19, 2015
"As always, Blue Heron's performance was rich and ardent and made heaven seem an everyday thing." – Jeffrey Gantz, The Boston Globe, October 20, 2015
"The singing is both precise and fluid, immaculate and alive" – Alex Ross, The New Yorker, Aug. 24, 2015
“Blue Heron’s sound is a revelation – fresh, dynamic and vibrant, making a welcome change from the well-known Christmas oratorios. This is pristine, urgent and wondrous musicmaking of the highest order.” – Damian Fowler, Gramophone, Dec. 2012