Founded in 1996, the Suspicious Cheese Lords strive to broaden the global repertoire of choral music and attract new listeners by unearthing forgotten works, breathing new life into familiar pieces, and highlighting original compositions. The group’s recordings, concerts, workshops, and liturgical performances provide scholarly yet accessible interpretations of music from all ages, educating and inspiring fans and future musicians alike.

The Suspicious Cheese Lords have released four world-premiere recordings and have been featured on nationwide radio broadcasts, including Harmonia Early Music and Robert Aubry Davis’ Millenium of Music.

Recipients of a Washington Area Music Association “Wammie,” the Suspicious Cheese Lords count DC-based performance credits in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and numerous area churches.

From 1998 to 2006, the Cheese Lords served as artists-in-residence at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America in Washington, D.C. They have also given private performances for the Kennedy Center’s Board of Trustees and for His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and a group of national interreligious leaders.