The Endicott Players of Boston and Tucson

Pamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano
Michael Manning, piano
Roy Sansom, recorder

 

 

Artist Biographies

PDPamela Dellal, mezzo-soprano, has enjoyed a distinguished career as an acclaimed soloist and recitalist. She has appeared in Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall, and premiered a Harbison chamber work in New York, San Francisco, Boston and London. Ms. Dellal has received critical acclaim for performances of Brahms' Alto Rhapsody, Handel's Messiah, Mozart's C-minor Mass, and Bach's B-minor Mass, St. Matthew and St. John Passions. Operatic appearances include leading roles in the operas Alcina, Albert Herring, Dido and Aeneas, La Clemenza di Tito, Così Fan Tutte, Vanessa, The Rape of Lucretia, and Winter’s Tale. She has been featured by the Handel and Haydn Society, Aston Magna, The Boston Early Music Festival, Tokyo Oratorio Society, Opera Company of Boston, the National Chamber Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and the Dallas Bach Society, appearing in concert in major cities in Europe, the United States, Australia and Japan.

Known for her work with Renaissance and Baroque chamber music, Ms. Dellal has appeared multiple times with the Boston Early Music Festival, Ensemble Chaconne and the Musicians of the Old Post Road, and is a current member of the Blue Heron Renaissance Choir. With Sequentia Ms. Dellal has made numerous recordings of the music of Hildegard von Bingen. A passionate advocate for contemporary music, she has sung often with the Boston ensembles Collage New Music, Dinosaur Annex and Boston Musica Viva, premiering works by many prominent composers. She has been a regular soloist in the renowned Bach Cantata series presented by Emmanuel Music for over 30 years, having performed almost all 200 of Bach's sacred cantatas. She has recorded for Arabesque, Artona, BMG, CRI, Dorian, Meridian, and KOCH. She serves as faculty at the Boston Conservatory and at the Longy School of Music of Bard College. More at www.pameladellal.com.

CREATOR: gd-jpeg v1.0 (using IJG JPEG v62), quality = 85 Michael Manning, piano, has enjoyed an eclectic professional life encompassing academia, print and broadcast journalism and management, scientific research, and software engineering in addition to performance. He’s served on the faculties of Christopher Newport University, Western Kentucky University and Northeastern University, was Program Director of public broadcasting’s flagship WGBH, Music Critic for The Boston Globe and Producer for National Public Radio.  A graduate of Yale University’s School of Music, he’s performed and lectured throughout the United States, and has been an established music critic on both coasts. His radio productions have earned the industry’s highest awards, including Gold Medals from the New York International Festivals and Columbia University’s Major Armstrong Award.  Mr. Manning holds advanced degrees in Music, Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and has served in executive positions at several prominent technology companies, including IBM and BAE Systems.

RSRoy Sansom, recorder, has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Boston Baroque, New World Symphony in Miami, BEMF Orchestra, New York City Opera and Emmanuel Music. He’s a featured soloist on the Telarc recording of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerti with the internationally acclaimed early music orchestra, Boston Baroque, with which he recently toured Poland performing in Monteverdi’s Vespers, and has recorded other works for Telarc and for Koch. Mr. Sansom composes for the recorder, scores for films and makes recorders at the von Huene Workshop in Boston.
ashleyAshley Episcopo, mezzo-soprano, received her Master of Music degree from the Longy School of Music. She performs music ranging from the mid 1600's to modern, newly-composed works, in styles ranging from classical to jazz to contemporary. Ms. Episcopo has performed in opera, oratorio and recital in the Boston area and in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A diverse musician, her studies have also included composition, flute and oboe performance. Solo engagements have included the Mozart Requiem with Chorus Pro Musica and the Vivaldi Gloria with the Three Rivers Choral Society. She made her operatic debut as Morfeo in Sebastian Duron's zarzuela Salir el Amor del Mundo. She has also participated in master classes with respected performers such as Ellen Hargis, Jeffrey Gall, and Sondra Kelley. More at http://www.ashleyepiscopo.com/

Danielle Boschert, narrator, was born in France and grew up on the islands of Reunion and Martinique. Returning to France and completing her education in the fabled Aix-en-Provence, she became a technical translator of multiple languages which served her well when she then moved to England. After living for a dozen years in Oklahoma with her husband, author Michael James, they settled in Tucson where she developed her lifelong interests in painting, architecture, and floristry – their hacienda perched on a hill in Tanque Verde becoming known to their neighbors as Aix-en-Tucson.

Danielle Boschert, narrator, was born in France and grew up on the islands of Reunion and Martinique. Returning to France and completing her education in the fabled Aix-en-Provence, she became a technical translator of multiple languages which served her well when she then moved to England. After living for a dozen years in Oklahoma with her husband, author Michael James, they settled in Tucson where she developed her lifelong interests in painting, architecture, and floristry – their hacienda perched on a hill in Tanque Verde becoming known to their neighbors as Aix-en-Tucson.