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Meredith Hall

Meredith Hall, Soprano

Canadian soprano Meredith Hall delights audiences internationally with her "lustrous sound and fluent legato" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "bravura musical performance matched by a riveting [sense of the] dramatic" (Boston Globe). At home in opera and oratorio, she is especially in demand for Baroque and Classical works. Meredith has appeared in Göttingen, San Francisco, Shannon, Cleveland, and Boston with conductors including Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Jaap ter Linden, Martin Pearlman, and Jeannette Sorrell. Recent appearances include Messiah and A Celtic Christmas for Apollo’s Fire in Cleveland, Mozart and Haydn for St. Paul’s Lyra Baroque Orchestra and Bach’s St. John Passion for the Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival. Further credits include Rameau with Philharmonia Baroque in San Francisco and with Boston Baroque, Messiah in St. John and Halifax, Hippolyte et Arcie and Handel’s Orlando for VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert. The Newfoundland native has been featured by the Toronto, Grand Rapids, Victoria and Memphis Symphonies, the Halle Handel Festival, Guelph Chamber Choir, the Arizona Chamber Music Society, Amadeus Choir, Portland Baroque and the Grand Philharmonic Choir of Kitchener Waterloo. She appears on VOICEBOX: OIC’s Castor et Pollux and has also recorded extensively with Apollo’s Fire and La Nef, showcasing music of the Celtic, Scottish and Irish traditions.  

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Jennifer Enns-Modolo

Jennifer Enns-Modolo, Alto

Canadian mezzo-soprano Jennifer Enns Modolo has delighted audiences across the country with her clear, unaffected voice and meaningful singing. An accomplished concert soloist, she has performed with numerous groups throughout Ontario and across Canada including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Elora Festival Singers, the Grand Philharmonic Choir, the Richard Eaton Singers and the Vancouver Bach Choir. She is also a member of the Hamilton-based chamber group Capella Intima.

Equally at home on the opera stage, Jennifer has sung the title role in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Juno in Eccles’ The Judgement of Paris, Florence Pike in Britten’s Albert Herring, Third Lady in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Jennie Hildebrand in Weill’s Street Scene and Jean in Le Portrait de Manon.

Jennifer is featured on several Aradia Ensemble recordings, including Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Vivaldi Sacred Music, Volume 3 and singing the role of Eustazio in Handel’s Rinaldo, all under the baton of Kevin Mallon. 

Recent and upcoming engagements include Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Capella Intima and the Gallery Players, Copland’s In the Beginning and Gwyneth Walker’s A Heart in Hiding with the DaCapo Chamber Choir, Bach’s Cantata 177 and Christmas Oratorio with Spiritus Ensemble, Handel’s Messiah with the Grand Philharmonic Choir, Bach’s Magnificat and Cantata 110 with the Nota Bene Baroque Players, Bach’s St. John Passion with the Peterborough Singers and several solo recitals with lutenist Magdalena Tomsinska.

 

Bud Roach

Bud Roach, Tenor

Described by the Toronto Star as a “must-hear lyric tenor”, Bud Roach has performed frequently with many of Canada’s finest ensembles, and has consistently produced highly regarded programmes with his own ensemble, Capella Intima.  Recent concert highlights include Canzonettas from the House of Vincenti at the Venice Opera Project, Cavalli opera performances in Venice, and, with the Toronto Consort, Bach’s St. John Passion with the Grand River Chorus, the Sailor in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Les Violons du Roy (Richard Egarr, conductor) in Montreal, Quebec City, and Carnegie Hall; and programmes with the Talisker Players, the Toronto Continuo Collective and the Gallery Players of Niagara. Bud’s recordings for the Musica Omnia label (Grandi arias, 2013; Sances arias, 2014) have been recognized internationally as ground-breaking achievements in historically informed performance practice.  “Roach is marvellous throughout… Five stars” (Early Music Today, UK).  Recital performances this season include Toronto (Early Music Centre), Hammer Baroque (Hamilton), the Midtown Concert Series (New York), and the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series (“revelatory concerts”- Early Music America, 2013).

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Geoffrey Sirrett

Geoffrey Sirett, Bass

Geoffrey Sirett continues to impress musicians and audiences in debut performances in opera, concert and recital repertoire. Recent highlights include the Canadian Opera Company tour of Pergolesi’s La serva padrona and Burry’s The Brothers Grimm, John Adams’ The Wound Dresser with the Victoria Symphony, Bach’s St. John Passion for Kitchener’s Grand Philharmonic Choir, Mozart’s Krönungsmesse for the Ottawa Choral Society, and Messiah with the Victoria Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, and Orchestra London. Upcoming performances include portraying William Dale in Silent Night with Opéra de Montréal, Alexander Graham Bell in the world premiere of The Bells of Baddeck, Kromov in The Merry Widow with Edmonton Opera, and Brander in The Damnation of Faust with the Calgary Philharmonic. As co-producer of The Bicycle Opera Project, Geoffrey is sought after for his interpretations of new works, having created premiere performances and recordings of many Canadian works.

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