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Featured in Houston Chronicle: Opera Singer Feeds Kitchen Passion

February 12, 2014

I’ve been enjoying my time performing at the Houston Early Music Festival.  I’ve also been lucky to have been featured in the Houston Chronicle discussing my two passions, music & food.  You can take a look at the article here along with one of my favorite recipes.Houston Chronicle

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Abendmusik Concert: Mass in B Minor

February 10, 2014

Bach Society HoustonA continuation of the Houston Early Music Festival performance, this Sunday, February 16th, I have the pleasure of performing Bach’s monumental masterpiece, Mass in B Minor.  The Abendmusik Concert: Mass in B Minor will be conducted by Dresden baroque specialist Peter Kopp, with the Bach Choir Houston and Mercury. Amongst myself, the concert will feature soloists sopranos Meredith Ruduski and Julia Dawson, tenor Randall Umstead and bass Timothy Jones.

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La Sposa Dei Cantici Performance

February 7, 2014

I’ve been Looking forward to singing the role of ‘Eternita’ in Scarlatti’s ‘La Sposa’ with Matthew Dirst and Ars Lyrica in Houston this Saturday. As mentioned earlier, this is the modern world première of a 1703 oratorio by Alessandro Scarlatti.Matthew and Ryland

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Houston Early Music Festival

January 29, 2014

festival-logoThis February, I will have to pleasure to participate in the second annual Houston Early Music Festival. Ars Lyrica Houston, Bach Society Houston, Houston Early Music and Mercury – The Orchestra Redefined will host the second annual Houston Early Music Festival from February 8-16, 2014 at venues across the city.

On February 8th, The modern world première of a 1703 oratorio by Alessandro Scarlatti will feature Canadian soprano Meghan Lindsay in her Ars Lyrica début and three of the world’s leading countertenors which includes myself, John Holiday, and Jay Carter. Ars Lyrica’s recording of this beautiful work, not heard since the early 18th century, will be released in Fall 2014 on the Sono Luminus label.

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Kitchen Opera at 54 Below

January 20, 2014

Last week, I had a pleasure to sing for Cady Huffman in her show at the Broadway’s super club 54 Below. Peter was simply amazing on the bagpipes and we were applauded by the likes of Nathan Lane. Cady was wonderful and we are thrilled to have her as part of Kitchen Opera Company.

54 Below

In the photo – Pedro d’Aquino, Cady Huffman, Ryland Angel and Peter Walker with bagpipes.

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Baroque Masters-Concert at Saint Thomas Church in New York

January 12, 2014

You are cordially invited to a one of a kind concert, Baroque Masters, where I get to sing one of my favorite pieces by Purcell, Tis natures’ voice.  This event will take a place on Thursday, January 30 @ 7:30 pm at Saint Thomas Church (Main Hall) in New York City.

Noted Early Music specialist Richard Egarr, Music Director of The Academy of Ancient Music, Cambridge, England, joins us in this collaboration with Juilliard’s period-instrument ensemble, with Robert Mealy as the director.  Richard Egarr and John Scott will conduct The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Juilliard415 in a program featuring Purcell’s Hail! Bright Cecilia and two of Handel’s four Coronation Anthems, Zadok the Priest and The King Shall Rejoice. The program also includes Handel’s Water Music, Suite No. 2 in D major. With vocal soloists, Nicolette Mavroleon, soprano, Ryland Angel and Jeffrey Freuler, countertenors, Nathan Haller and James Kennerley, tenors, and Elliott Hines and Kurt Kanazawa, baritones, listeners can expect a delightful evening of entertainment.

For more info and tickets, click here.

Baroque Masters

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Messiah and Trinity Wall Street

December 15, 2013

On December 18, 2013 at 7:30 pm, the Trinity Choir and  the Grammy-nominated Trinity Baroque Orchestra will present its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Julian Wachner. The performance will take place at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. For tickets click here.

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