Jeff Dailey

Jeff Dailey studied musicology and theatre history at NYU, where he received his PhD in 2002.  He is an active instrumentalist, musicologist, conductor, and stage director.  His publications include studies of medieval and Renaissance music and theatre, Eugene O’Neill, Beowulf, Donizetti, and Gilbert and Sullivan.  He has been president of the Greater New York Chapter of the American Musicological Society since 2008.

Patrick Fennig

Praised by the Albuquerque Journal for his “heartfelt intensity of smooth, effortless, bittersweet tones,” countertenor Patrick Fennig is sought after as both a soloist and choral singer. He has appeared with Fretwork Viol Consort, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Concert Royal, The American Classical Orchestra, and The Brooklyn Conservatory Orchestra. A choral singer since his days as a choirboy at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, Patrick is a member of The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, NYC, Early Music New York, Musica Sacra and Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble. He graduated from Northwestern University and is now based in New York.

Richard Lippold

Richard Lippold embraces operatic, sacred, and concert repertoire from the Baroque to those of today’s composers. He has received acclaim from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, regional publications, and online reviews. At Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, and The Baryshnikov Arts Center; in Moscow, Europe, the UK, and the U.S., highlights include "Joe" in scenes from Dead Man Walking with Joyce DiDonato and Frederica von Stade; Antinous in Ulysses and Littore/Soldier/Student in Poppea with Opera Omnia, Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana for the String Orchestra of Brooklyn; Jesus in Pärt’s Passio for the Tribeca Film Festival, and standard baritone roles from Mozart and Rossini to Britten. Concert appearances include The American Composers Orchestra, Riverside Choral Society, New York Early Music Festivals, and regional orchestras in, Bach, Handel, Britten’s Cantata Misericordium, Vaughan Williams’ 5 Mystical Songs, Carmina Burana, the Requiem Masses of Brahms, Fauré and Duruflé; all of Haydn’s Masses (recorded on Naxos), and others. Broadcasts include performances on WQXR, WNYC, WWFM, and for NPR, the west coast premiere of Arvo Pärt’s Passio conducted by Paul Hillier. Conductors include Jane Glover, Andrew Parrott, Simon Carrington, Mark Morris (cover for Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Moscow), John Scott, Julian Wachner, Stefan Parkman, and Andrew Megill.

His choral career in NY includes St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, The Metropolitan Opera Chorus (Extra Chorister), The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and other prestigious NY ensembles. He has been a GRAMMY® nominee with Trinity Wall Street, and a GRAMMY® winner with The Metropolitan Opera.

John Horton Murray

Heralded by the British press after performances of Menelaus in Die Ägyptische Helena at Covent Garden and Bacchus in Scottish Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos, John Horton Murray has sung Enée in Les Troyens, Walther in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and Don José in Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera, all with James Levine, as well as the Kaiser in Die Frau ohne Schatten and Ariadne auf Naxos. Other performance highlights from his diverse repertoire have included Daphne at the Deutsche Oper Berlin under Christian Thielemann, Jenufa at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Die Tote Stadt at New York City Opera, and Kát’a Kabanová at Covent Garden. His schedule also has brought him to the stages of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Arena di Verona, De Vlaamse Opera, and Teatro alla Scala.  In concert he has appeared under the batons of Andrew Litton, Lorin Maazel, Seiji Ozawa, Libor Pesek, Michael Tilson Thomas, the late Sir George Solti, and Maestro Philip Nuzzo, among many others.  Musical composition is another interest of John’s.  His song cycle Sing Beauty was commissioned by and set to the poetry of Jack Perkins of A&E Biography fame.  He has written song cycles based on the poetry of Poe, Dickinson, operas based on the works of Shakespeare and a musical, The Raven, based on the life of Edgar Allan Poe. 

Samples of his artistry can be heard at

Kazuhito Hakumi

Kazuhito Hakumi studied the violin in Japan and the viola da gamba in the United States.  He is also a dancer and choreographer.

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