Posts Tagged ‘Ryland. Angel’


Great News for the “Our Lady” Project

April 29, 2015

Great News! Paola Pristini has agreed to write “18 Apparitions” for the “Our Lady” project.

18 Apparitions is a work for Ryland Angel by Paola Pristine to words by Royce Vavrek that uses the nineteenth century apparitions of The Virgin Mary to a young girl in Lourdes, France as inspiration to tell a story of contemporary Mexican-American border crossing.


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.


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


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.


Worcester Annual Holiday Music Festival

December 5, 2013

Join the Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester and Artistic Director Christopher Shepard for this annual tradition that has been a Worcester seasonal favorite for 113 years! The annual Messiah holiday concert will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at 8 pm at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. Tickets: Adult $40, Student $15, Youth $5. Let this become your annual holiday tradition too!


St. Cecilia Baroque Festival-Austin, TX

December 3, 2013

The St. Cecilia Baroque Festival occurs on the first weekend in December every year, featuring concerts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This year’s schedule is as follows: Night one – Friday, December 6, 8:00 PM, I will be performing at First Presbyterian Church of Austin. Night two – Saturday, December 7, 8:00 PM, there will be a premier performance by Imperfect Pearl: Virtuosity in 17th and 18 century London. Afternoon three – Sunday, December 8, 4:00 PM, we will be performing Handel’s Ode to Saint Cecilia and Linley’s Let God Arise. For more information and tickets click here. For music lovers, a 3 day pass is available.


Kitchen Opera radio show photo

November 14, 2013

Thank you so much guys for being part of the shows!  Pedro, sorry to not have you in the photo, but there shall be plenty more opportunities.

KOC radio show photo


CD review in L’Opera

November 5, 2013

My CD entitled “Freud und Lust” received a great review in September’s  magazine L’Opera.  Click the next link to see the review. L’Opera review.


NYC concerts you don’t want to miss!

October 25, 2013

ARTEK‘s 28th season of New York City concerts is starting right now. The fall concert “Gerusalemme Liberata“, is based on a poem and features ARTEK’s most outstanding singers together with members of ARTEK’s outstanding continuo band. The poem itself, inspired Italian Renaissance and baroque madrigal composers for over 50 years.

 Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 8 pm.
Lecture by Dr. Barbara Hanning at 7 pm.

St. Michael’s Church
Amsterdam Avenue at 100th Street, New York City

Tickets: $15-$50
Available in advance through Gotham Early Music Scene, (212) 866-0468, or online at All seating is reserved. Senior and student discounts are available.

turday, October 26, 2013 at 8 PM
Lecture by 7 PM


Goodbye summer!

September 11, 2013

It was a great summer this year. I had a blast fishing in Yellowstone Park. Check this out below – catch of the day!