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Bud Roach tenor


Described by the Toronto Star as a “must-hear lyric tenor”, Canadian tenor Bud Roach has consistently produced highly regarded programmes with his ensemble Capella Intima, often performing on both the baroque guitar and theorbo. Recent concert highlights include a programme entitled Canzonettas from the House of Vincenti at the Venice Opera Project, Cavalli opera performances in Venice, as well as appearances with the Toronto Consort, Bach’s St. John Passion with the Grand River Chorus, Monteverdi Vespers with Soundstreams, the role of the Sailor in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Les Violons du Roy (Richard Egarr, conductor) in Montreal, Quebec City, and Carnegie Hall; programmes of Noel Coward, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin with the Talisker Players, and Capella Intima collaborations with 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 groundbreaking achievements in historically-informed performance practice. “Roach is marvellous throughout….Five stars” (Early Music Today, UK). Recital performances last season included 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). Highlights for the 2015-16 season include concert appearances with the Toronto Consort (Monteverdi Vespers), Hamilton Philharmonic (Finzi’s Farewell To Arms) National Academy Orchestra (Carmina Burana), Messiah (Elmer Iseler Singers and Amadeus Choir; Guelph Chamber Choir; Choralis Camerata); Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and cantatas with the Spiritus Ensemble; Talisker Players (Pergolesi’s Orfeo); the Menno Singers (Zelenka); and Toronto’s Trinity St. Paul’s (St. John Passion- Evangelist). With Capella Intima, Bud leads programmes of Banchieri in Hamilton, Toronto, and New York (Midtown Concert Series), and English madrigals for the Toronto Early Music Fair at Fort York. The ensemble will release its debut CD recording on the Musica Omnia label in early 2016. Last season, Bud founded the Hammer Baroque concert series at the Rock on Locke, presenting some of Canada’s finest early music performers. www.budroach.com