Archive for June, 2011


Performing with Parthenia at Fulton Ferry Landing

June 29, 2011

The New Yorker, June 27 – On June 26 at 3pm as a part of the chamber music series at Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn, “The lute and theorbo player Daniel Swenberg and the tenor Ryland Angel join the viol consort Parthenia, local early-music stars, in “A Renaissance Songbook,” a collection of English pieces by Dowland, Purcell, and Henry VIII.”   To see the entire  article, click here.

From Ryland – I really enjoyed performing  with the viol consort ‘Parthenia‘ and Dab Swenberg on lutes at Bargemusic in Brooklyn yesterday!  We performed, “A Renaissance Songbook” which is a collection on English pieces by Dowland, Purcell and Henry III.

Thank you everyone who came to see the concert.



A Renaissance Songbook performed at Beacon Hill

June 28, 2011

Pocono Record, 6/24/11 -” Parthenia, a quartet of viols, and tenor Ryland Angel, accompanied by lutenist Daniel Swenberg, will be performing “A Renaissance Song Book,” an intimate collection of early European art songs that leads listeners through the private chambers of Renaissance life and love at 4 p.m. Saturday at Beacon Hill in Stroudsburg.”

“Angel, tenor/countertenor, has sung title roles with leading conductors on the international stage, including Lincoln Center with Kent Tritle; Paris, Leipzig and Toulouse with Christophe Rousset; Paris, New York and London with William Christie; and Les Arts Florissants; Messiah at St. Thomas Church, NYC, directed by John Scott.

To read the full article, click here


Featured in Martha Stewart’s Wedding Blog

June 17, 2011

My song, Beloved One (download here), was featured on Martha Stewart’s wedding blog in April of this year.  Talley Sue Hohlfeld, Managing Editor of Martha Stewart’s online Brides Guide Blog had the following to say, “British vocalist Ryland Angel, known for his soaring, honeyed counter tenor and his work in classical concerts and liturgical music, recently wrote and performed a song for his sister’s wedding . . . I can’t stop listening to it. It would make such a great first-dance song, especially if you feel like all the good ones have been done to death.”

To read this blog in its entirety, click here.

If you would like a free download of Beloved One,  you can download it for free here.


Angel and Givens perform in Ars Llyrica’s “Forbidden Pleasures”

June 11, 2011

Houston Chronicle, June 9, 2011 — “For Forbidden Pleasures, Ars Lyrica has engaged countertenor Ryland Angel, making his Houston debut, and soprano Denise Givens, who’s no stranger to Ars Lyrica audiences.”  “Following the June 10th performance, Ars Lyrica will travel to Boston to repeat the program June 15th at the Boston Early Music Festival.”

“On the concert program (accompanied by a small baroque ensemble) are two relatively short cantatas: Alessandro Scarlatti’s Infirmata vulnerata, sung by Angel; and Domenico Scarlatti‘s Scritte con falso inganno, sung by Givens. As well, Alessandro’s Stabat Mater will be sung by Angel and Givens together; and also his Sonata in C Minor, played by cellist Barrett Sills.”

“Ryland Angel has been singing this repertoire for a long time,” Dirst says. “He sings in the contralto range, which is where the voices of many castrati lay. It’s hard for women to sing this music because it’s so active in the lower range, which is the weakest part of a woman’s voice. However, for castrato parts written in a soprano range, you almost always need a real girl – and Denise Givens has a very agile voice.”

Read more from the Houston Chronicle’s June 9th article.