Originally from Buffulo, NY, Frankie came to Boston in 2009 to initially pursue a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Emerson College. After two years, he transferred to the Boston Conservatory where he completed his B.M. in Vocal Performance, as well as his M.M. in Music Education. He has worked at various schools in Newton and Milton area. He will be returning to the Conservatory for an additional year to pursue his second M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy. Read More
Bass, Chorus Manager
Anthony Burkes Garza, bass, is a native of the Houston, TX area, and has been a proud Boston resident for more more than a decade. He graduated in 2010 from New England Conservatory with degrees in Vocal Performance and Music History, since that time building a career that encompasses choral, oratorio, and occasionally operatic work. Primarily a chamber musician, he lends his low notes to numerous ensembles in the Boston area, including Cappella Clausura (for whom he also serves as Chorus Manager), Labyrinth Choir, and Renaissance Men (for whom he serves as a founding member and General Manager). He can also be found singing for 30+ religious institutions, including Newton‘s Temple Shalom and Boston‘s Church of the Advent and Emmanuel Music. Favorite operatic roles performed include Panglos in Bernstein's Candide (Lowell House Opera), Donna Agata in Donizetti‘s Viva la Mamma (New England Conservatory), and Agamemnon in Elena Ruehr‘s Cassandra in the Temple (Cappella Clausura). Outside of music, Anthony manages a high end hair salon by day and enjoys exploring his East Boston neighborhood, going to CrossFit, and leaping into handstands at the slightest provocation.
Abigail Haynes graduated from Gordon College with a Bachelor of Music in voice performance. While at Gordon she also studied violin and played with the Gordon Symphony Orchestra and participated in the chamber music program under the direction of James Buswell. She has sung with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Lubbock Chorale of Lubbock, Texas. She performed as a chorister and soloist with various recital choirs at Texas Tech University. Her solo work in Lubbock included the Lubbock Chorale's performance of Handel's Messiah, as well as Schubert’s Mass in G. She has completed the long-term Suzuki violin pedagogy program at the Hartt School of Music, and attended the Hartt Suzuki Institute. She is a registered instructor in the Suzuki Method for violin and is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas. Read More
Shannon's clarion sound is a familiar one in the Boston area. From the stage of Longy’s Pickman Hall to the stage of Symphony Hall and many venues in between, she enjoys an active and varied singing career. She was a longtime member of the Handel and Haydn Society chorus, and stepped forward to appear as a soloist in their performances of Monteverdi, Vivaldi, and Handel and Purcell. More recently, she has appeared as a soloist with the Arcadia Players in Bach’s B-Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610. She has recorded and toured with the Labyrinth Choir, and is excited to sing with Cappella Clausura.
Will is heralded for his "stunning florid flourishes" and his "expressive, beautiful" singing, Prapestis performs frequently as a soloist and ensemble member throughout New England. Recently, Will sang the role of Serpent in the world-premiere of Elena Ruehr's canata "Eve" with Cantata Singers at Jordan Hall. Will is also a very busy bass player, thoroughly active in the Boston and New York City Pop Music scenes, performing with as many as four bands as a bass guitarist, vocalist and arranger. He is also a highly-sought session artist. Will is a native of Elmira, NY, and he earned his Bachelor of Music in Performance at SUNY Fredonia. Read More
Adriana Repetto's voice has been described by critics as “…radiant tones sung from the heart” (Munich), and as having a “melting bloom” (Thomas Garvey, The Hub Review). As soprano soloist, she has performed in Germany and Italy with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bad Reichenhall and the Bell-Arte Baroque Orchestra of Salzburg in the passions and cantatas of Bach, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers; Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn’s Paulus, Händel’s Messiah and Haydn’s Creation, among others. At the ‘Festival of Sacred Music’ in Lucca, Italy, Adriana was featured as Dalila in Händel’s Samson. Regionally, her orchestral work has focused on the oratorios and operas of Haydn and Mozart with various chorales and university ensembles. In Boston, she has sung and/or recorded with Philovox, King’s Chapel Singers, Longwood Opera, and Boston Secession. Read More
Peter C. Schilling
Peter has been singing in the Boston area for over thirty years and is equally at home with Gregorian chant as he is with modern composition. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science and Cognitive Science & Linguistics from Brandeis University, where he sang under the direction of James Olesen, studied as a lyric baritone with Pamela Wolfe, and was a founding member of Company B, now the oldest performing group on campus. He has done both solo and ensemble work with the Brandeis Chamber Choir, Schola Nocturna, Night Song, A Joyful Noyse, and the Oriana Consort. Peter was a founding member of Vermilion and, most recently, Renaissance Men (RenMen). He is currently a staff singer at Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill and resides in Westwood.
Jennifer appears regularly as a soloist and chorister in the Boston area. Since 2011, she has performed with Cantata Singers under the direction of David Hoose and has been featured as alto soloist in several of Bach's cantatas and the Magnificat. Ms. Webb is a member of the King's Chapel choir and has also sung with the Oriana Consort. Highlights of her 2015-16 season include Handel's Israel in Egypt with Cantata Singers, Berio's Cries of London and Irving Fine's Mutability in the Cantata Singers Chamber Series, and the first-ever staged performance of Elena Ruehr's Cassandra in the Temples with Cappella Clausura. Past solo appearances by Ms. Webb have included programs of German and Italian Baroque rarities, recitals of songs by Copland, Ives, Britten, De Falla, Poulenc, and Cole Porter, and performances of Copland's In the Beginning and Brahms' Alto Rhapsody. She also appears on two recordings as a member of the Christmas Revels Chorus. Ms. Webb graduated from Oberlin College, where she sang with the Oberlin Collegium Musicum. She studies voice with Mary McDonald Klimek.
Liza Navárro Zúñiga
Mexican-American mezzo-soprano Liza Navárro Zúñiga is a native of San Antonio, Texas, whose voice has been praised as being rich, smooth, and elegantly agile. As a soloist, Ms. Zúñiga’s repertoire includes Handel's Messiah, Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, Vaughan Williams' Magnificat, Beethoven's Mass in C, Vivaldi's Gloria, Bach's Cantata 142 Uns ist Ein Kind Geboren, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Requiem, and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore at venues such as The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower San Antonio, Bruton Parish Williamsburg, Carnegie Hall New York, Schloss Mirabell Salzburg, Karlskirche Vienna, Melk Abbey, and with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra at St. Giles Cathedral. She has also been a featured soloist with Boston-Based early music ensemble, Incendium Novum, performing the music of Sebastien Le Camus. As a church musician, Ms. Zúñiga has served at various religious institutions in San Antonio, Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester (MA), and currently at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline.
Ms. Zúñiga is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio in Vocal Performance.
A Mississippi native, Lawson received his Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of Alabama and his Master of Music in early music performance from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Mr. Daves has enjoyed a varied performing career, including opera, oratorio, musical theatre, and chamber music. Recent highlights include the world premiere of the opera Sleeping Beauty as well as A Hand of Bridge, both with the Nahant Music Festival, The Play of Daniel and the medieval Carmina Burana with the Boston Camerata, and Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief and Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas, both with the Longy School of Music of Bard College. Read More
Lisa Sheppard Hadley
Lisa Sheppard Hadley has performed extensively throughout New England. She has appeared as alto soloist for several area churches and choral groups, including King’s Chapel, Boston, Hancock Church, Lexington, Temple Emanu-el, Marblehead, and currently Church on the Hill in Boston. Ms. Hadley has also sung with the Boston Baroque, The Academy of Arts, Science and Letters, Cambridge, WGBH, Boston, First Night, Concord, NH, St. John Music Series, Beverly Farms, and Monadnock Music Festival, Peterborough and Wilton, NH. In addition to performing with the co-founded duo “The Sheppard Sisters”, Lisa currently sings with two professional vocal ensembles, Labyrinth Choir and Cappella Clausura, and performs as soloist with Joyful Noyse, an early music ensemble. Read More
Barbara is a soprano soloist and ensemble member performing the music of the Middle Ages through the present era.As a soloist, she has appeared with Musica Sacra, The Boston Cecilia, El Fuego Early Music Ensemble, Seven Times Salt, 7 Hills Renaissance Wind Band, and Long and Away: A Consort of Viols. As an ensemble member, she performs with the Grammy-nominated ensemble The Crossing (Philadelphia, PA), Meravelha Medieval Ensemble (Boston, MA), among others, and is a founding member of Genesis Chamber Singers (Quincy, MA). Read More
A graduate of the Longy School of Music's Early Music Program, Teri specializes in the historically-inspired performance of medieval, renaissance and baroque music while also performing a wide range of styles including classical, jazz, traditional Irish/Celtic, and premiering new compositions. She is a featured vocalist on the premier solo album “Redline” by bagpiper Michael McNutt (of Cu Dubh) and has performed with Cappella Clausura, the Seraphim Singers, the Augmented Ensemble, Ensemble 44, The Orpheus Singers, Lorelei, El Fuego, the Harvard Early Music Society, Whole Tone Opera, and the choir of the Church of Our Saviour in Brookline, MA. She runs a thriving private voice studio, and is currently working towards her goal of singing in every church in the Greater Boston Area. She is the founder and director of the medieval ensemble Meravelha.
Praised by the Boston Music Intelligencer for his “burnished tenor” and the South Florida Sun- Sentinel for his “thrilling dramatic impact,” the young tenor has sung with some of the country’s leading ensembles, and is a critically acclaimed performer of concert and operatic repertoire. Recent operatic performances include Catalbutte in the world premiere of Francine Trester’s Sleeping Beauty at the Nahant Music Festival, as well as Rinuccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Leon in Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso, with the Longy School of Music. Other recent performances as a soloist include Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil, Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Mozart’s Requiem. In 2011, he was invited to perform in the Classical Music Festival at the historic Esterhazy Palace in Austria where he made his European debut. Mr. Miro was also a featured performer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in the United Kingdom, as well as in recital in Italy and France respectively. In the summer of 2016, he will return to the United Kingdom to perform in Westminster Abbey with the La Farge Ensemble and the choirs of Trinity Church Boston.
Soprano Janet Ross sings with the Handel and Haydn Society, Cappella Clausura, Cantata Singers, and Church of the Redeemer-Chestnut Hill. Recent solo engagements include Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Musica Sacra (October 2019), the role of Clarice in Caldara’s Il giuoco del quadriglio at the Amherst Early Music Festival’s Baroque Soloists program, Purcell’s O Sing unto the Lord with Cantata Singers, Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Belmont Open Sings, and various anthems at Church of the Redeemer. She has also performed as soloist in Mozart’s Solemn Vespers K. 339, Chadwick’s Noel, O’Regan’s The Ecstasies Above, Handel’s Messiah, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Brahms’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in E-flat Major, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. Previously, Janet sang with Boston’s Triad, Copley Singers, MetroWest Choral Artists, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Church of the Advent in Beacon Hill.
Janet earned undergraduate degrees in piano and flute performance and a Master of Music in piano performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she was named Chancellor’s Scholar, an award recognizing academic achievement and service to the school. As a pianist, Janet won myriad solo and concerto competitions, including the concerto competition, Schubert/Brahms Category, and Grand Prize in the Eastman School of Music’s Young Artists International Competition. She performed in recital at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, as the recipient of the VSAArts Panasonic Young Soloists Award. Janet teaches piano lessons and co-teaches children’s choirs at Shady Hill School in Cambridge and Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, supports the Shady Hill Teacher Training Center, and volunteers for the House Rabbit Network.
Janet Stone’s first musical exploration was at age four, when she would sing “Row, row, row your boat” repetitively, at increasingly higher keys, to her parents’ chagrin. She gained much of her musical education at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, Wisconsin before earning her Bachelors of Music degree at Coe College. Now in Boston, Janet is a staff singer at Trinity Church, Copley Square, where she has been soloist for multiple services and concerts. Most recent of these were performances of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor, G.F. Handel’s Messiah, and Benjamin Britten’s The Company of Heaven. This May, she will be a featured soloist in W.A. Mozart’s Requiem at Trinity. Janet also sings with multiple professional ensembles, including Skylark Ensemble, Handel & Haydn Society, and The Bach Project. Recording credits include the Grammy nominated Seven Words from the Cross with Skylark Ensemble. Janet enjoys working with composers, and has premiered works by Patricia Van Ness, Elena Ruehr, Adam Jacob Simon, and Nell Shaw Cohen. When she’s not singing, Janet is training to be a professional cat lady. You can follow her feline friend on Instagram @obiewancatnobi.