David Hill appointed Principal Conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum

David Hill 1 © John Wood Hi res 1MBDavid Hill has just been appointed Principal Conductor of the Yale Schola Cantorum. In addition, he will hold the post of Professor (Adjunct) of Choral Conducting for a three-year term in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music. He will appear with Yale Schola Cantorum on January 26 conducting the Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir and Purcell Anthems at Christ Church Episcopal, New Haven, CT.

David Hill succeeds Masaaki Suzuki who has been appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the choir.


Video of Sam Boden singing Lully, Purcell & Rameau

Samuel Boden - Tenor Just a week longer to enjoy the video stream of Sam Boden’s lovely concert with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra with Emmanuelle Haïm and Katy Watson. Particularly gorgeous Rameau arias at 00h54’ and 1h20’ http://liveweb.arte.tv/de/video/emmanuelle_haim_hr_sinfonieorchester/

Sam Boden in Lille and Frankfurt

Tenor Samuel  Boden will join Le Concert d’Astrée  and Emmanuelle Haïm at the Opéra de Lille on November 17 for Une Nuit à la Cour singing Purcell and Charpentier and appears with the HR Sinfonie Orchester’s Barok+ series with Haïm on November 23 & 24 for Rameau, Lully and Purcell.

Samuel Boden’s Glyndebourne debut

Tenor Samuel Boden will make his Glyndebourne début on July 20 in Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with performances to August 26. Full details of Jonathan Kent’s production conducted by Laurence Cummings can be found at http://glyndebourne.com/production/fairy-queen. The performance on July 22 will be broadcast online at 18.00 BST.

Keri Fuge at the London Handel Festival

Recently-signed soprano Keri Fuge will feature twice at the 2012 London Handel Festival. Winner of the Michael Olive Prize at last year’s London Handel Competition, Keri gives a lunchtime recital of works by Handel and Purcell at St George’s Hanover Square at 1.00 pm on Wednesday March 28 and sings Handel’s cantata Armida Abandonata HWV105 on April 11. More event details at http://www.bachtrack.com/find-events/who/performer=21766-keri-fuge

Keri will cover Barbarina Le Nozze de Figaro and Chocholka The Cunning Little Vixen  for Glyndebourne Festival Opera this summer. Listen  to Let the bright Seraphim at http://soundcloud.com/caroline-phillips-mgt/keri-fuge-sings-handel-let-the.

New signing

We are delighted to announce the addition of soprano Helen-Jane  Howells to our list. Following successful performances as Eve in Jonathan Kent’s production of  The Fairy Queen at Glyndebourne and with Les Arts Florissants at the Opéra Comique and Caen, Helen-Jane will tour with the show to Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York later in March. Her other projects include appearances with The Academy of Ancient Music and Florilegium before returning to Glyndebourne as Amor L’Incoronazione di Poppea for their autumn tour. More …