Archive for September, 2011

h1 Reviews Houston Performance

September 29, 2011

What a wonderful time I had in Houston last week performing at St. Patrick’s reviewed the performance saying,

The high points of the evening … were a group of pieces devoted to the Virgin Mary.  Angel, with firm backing by the Camerata, gave a lovely, moving account of what is arguably Vivaldi’s most beautiful composition, a Stabat Mater.  Angel was also the vocalist in another moving work, a Salve Regina by Bassani.”

Thanks to the Texas Camerata, they were fantastic and made singing really fun!!

Please read the whole review here.


Performing Mary at the Cross

September 15, 2011

I am looking forward to my performance at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Ft. Worth on Thursday, September 15th at 7pm with the Texas Camerata.  We will be performing both sacred and secular vocal and instrumental music.  One of the pieces I will be singing is Harriet Beech Stowe‘s, Mary at the Cross, which I have never performed before.   As an added bonus, this piece was composed by Malcolm Archer, the head of the Bristol Cathedral in England.  Malcolm was head chorister at Bristol, former music director at St. Paul’s and now at Winchester.  He is also a great friend of mine.

If you are in Ft. Worth on Thursday, please be sure to stop by!!  The address for St. Patrick’s Cathedral is: 1206 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth, Tx 76102.


‘Our Lady’ Premiere

September 8, 2011

I will be performing in SoHo-NYC, tonight, premiering ‘Our Lady‘ by Gregory Spears at an American Opera Projects workshop.   This is the first new work in the ‘Lady of Love and Sorrow’ project to be performed.  I am very excited about this project and workshop, and the good news/bad news is that tonight’s workshop is already sold out. 

I’ll definitely be doing additional performances in the near future, though, so please keep checking back on this blog for details!


Freud Und Lust Album Cover

September 2, 2011

I am really excited about my soon to be released album “Freud Und Lust” with the Holy Trinity Bach Players, which was also directed by Rick Erickson.  All the composers on this program worked in important centers of Lutheran music in seventeenth and eighteenth-century Germany.  Neither women nor castrati typically performed in Lutheran churches at this time, so countertenors usually sang the alto parts in church music.  Thought I would give you a look at the album cover.

Freud Und Lust Album Cover