St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is proud to announce it will host the Alamo Baroque Festival, as part of San Antonio’s official tricentennial celebrations, January 8-13, 2018. The Alamo Baroque Festival presents historically-informed performances of music from the 17th and 18th centuries by internationally recognized artists.
This six day festival will feature free public performances, master classes, and private instruction (by audition).
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, The Royal Academy of Music (London), Trinity University, The University of Texas at San Antonio,Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, and Children’s Chorus of San Antonio.
This festival is underwritten by St. Mark's congregant Dr. Richard Butler, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Trinity University. Dr. Butler has performed early music since the 1960's, serving for more than a decade as Assistant Conductor and occasional soloist for The Cantata Singers of Boston and the Texas Bach Choir in San Antonio. He has sung in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig (Bach's church), and closer to home he once gave a concert of Bach cantata arias at St. Mark's with a period-instrument ensemble. He is excited to be able to help San Antonio become an early music mecca.
Faultless is an internationally renowned specialist in historical performance practice, both as a violinist and a director. Performing music from Monteverdi to the present day, she is now best known as an interpreter of eighteenth-century repertoire.
Gamba and Baroque Cello
Reed teaches Baroque cello and viola da gamba at the University of California at Berkeley. She also teaches Baroque cello and viola da gamba at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she is co-director of the Baroque Orchestra. Her playing has been described in the press as, “intense, graceful, and suffused with heat and vigor.”
Jacqueline Horner- Kwiatek
Horner-Kwiatek, mezzo-soprano, was a member of the world-renowned vocal quartet Anonymous 4 from 2000-2015. She recorded twelve award-winning CD’s with the group, including American Angels that twice topped Billboard’s classical music charts, and The Cherry Tree, one of the top selling classical CDs of 2010.
As a concert soloist, Tyson has performed throughout Europe, USA and the Far East, with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Richard Hickox, Paul McCreesh, René Jacobs, Emmanuel Haïm, Stephen Cleobury and Joshua Rifkin, appearing at venues such as the Lincoln Center New York, Edinburgh International Festival, Suntory Hall Tokyo, City Hall Hong Kong, Spitalfields Festival, Barbican Centre and the BBC Proms.
Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Phoenix has extensive knowledge and experience in a variety of vocal styles and numerous languages. As an experienced vocal coach he has a particular interest in young and developing voices, in presentation, interview and audition technique. His skills as a mentor and in community engagement are exceptional.
Alex Ashworth is a concert and opera singer, working around Europe and the United Kingdom. Alex studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Mark Wildman and Julius Drake. He has sung for Glyndebourne Festival Opera (Curio, Giulio Cesare), Scottish Opera on Tour, (title rôle Eugene Onegin), Welsh National Opera (Wozzeck, title role). Abroad, Alex has worked for Icelandic Opera (Silvio, I Pagliacci), Opera de Lille (Curio, Giulio Cesare) and the Opéra Comique in Paris (Otakar, Der Freischütz).