Sunday, May 15, 2016

Countertenor Reginald Mobley and Bass-Baritone Jonathan Woody of The Trident Ensemble Sing "Praise The Lord" at St. Mary the Virgin, NYC on May 21, 7:30 PM

Reginald Mobley

The website of Reginald Mobley tells us:

Countertenor Reginald Mobley fully intended to speak his art through watercolors and oil pastels until circumstance demanded that his own voice should speak for itself. Since reducing his visual color palette to the black and white of a score, he has endeavored to open a wider spectrum onstage.

Particularly noted for his “crystalline diction and pure, evenly produced tone” (Miami Herald), as well as “elaborate and inventive ornamentation” (South Florida Classical Review), Reggie is rapidly making a name for himself as soloist in Baroque, Classical, and modern repertoire. His natural and preferred habitat as a soloist is within the works of Bach, Charpentier, Handel, Purcell, as well as other known Baroque Period mainstays. Not to be undone by a strict diet of cantatas, odes, and oratorios, Reggie finds himself equally comfortable in rep of later periods and genres. Such works as Haydn’s Theresienmesse, Mozart’s Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. He has also performed the title role of “Paris” in the Florida premiere of John Eccles’ Judgment of Paris, under the direction of Anthony Rooley and Evelyn Tubb.

A longtime member of the twice GRAMMY® nominated Miami based professional vocal ensemble, Seraphic Fire, Reggie has had the privilege to also lend his talents to other ensembles in the US and abroad. Such as the Dartmouth Handel Society, Apollo’s Fire, Vox Early Music, Portland Baroque Orchestra, North Carolina Baroque Ensemble, Ensemble VIII, San Antonio Symphony, Early Music Vancouver and Symphony Nova Scotia under direction of Alexander Weimann, and the Oregon Bach Festival under the direction of Matthew Halls.

Jonathan Woody provides this bio of Jonathan Woody:

Born: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA
The American bass-baritone, Jonathan Woody, obtained his 
Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the 
University of Maryland, College Park and completed his 
Master of Music degree in Early Music at McGill University 
in 2010 as a student of Sanford Sylvan.

Jonathan Woody maintains an active performing schedule 
as a concert and operatic singer. He is a sought-after 
performer of early and new music in New York and 
nationwide. An early-music specialist, he is equally 
 comfortable as soloist and ensemble member. Called an 
"artist worth keeping an eye on" by the Washington Post 
and noted for "clarity and fire" by the New York Times and 
called “charismatic” and “riveting” by the New York Times
he is a member of the Grammy-nominated Trinity Wall 
Street Choir, where he is consistently featured, often in 
performances of works by George Frideric Handel and 
J.S. Bach. He performs regularly with ensembles across 
the USA; recent engagements include performances with 
the Green Mountain Project, the Clarion Music Society, 
Musica Sacra, Antioch Chamber Ensemble, TENET, Signal 
Ensemble, Prototype Festival, Spire Chamber Ensemble, 
Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Brooklyn Baroque and Gotham 
Chamber Opera.

The Trident Ensemble,
joins The Sebastians in Praise The Lord May 21, 2016 
at 7:30 PM at St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th Street,
New York, N.Y.  Its website says of the program:


From pop songs concealed in liturgy, to opera composers 
moonlighting as church musicians, Trident Ensemble and
The Sebastians team up to bring you an evening of
exuberant sacred music influenced by secular trends.

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