Lyric tenor Ross Hauck is a resident of Issaquah, Washington, where he lives with his wife and four children. Hailed by the Seattle Times as “almost superhuman in musical effect”, Mr. Hauck maintains a busy and eclectic career, often specializing in both early and new music. Read More
Sugarloaf Mountain, An Appalachian Journey
A joyous and playful crossover program celebrating the rich heritage of American Folk Music. Created and directed by Jeannette Sorrell, creator of Apollo’s Fire hit program, “Come to the River,” now a BILLBOARD Classical Top 10 best-selling CD.
Apollo’s Fire, led by Jeannette Sorrell, brings freshness, vitality, and vivid expression to this classic work. The vocal soloists, and chamber choir, all show a wonderful reverence for the prophetic texts taken from scripture. For more info on this ensemble, or to purchase this particular CD, please visit www.apollosfire.org
“Vedem” oratorio by Lori Laitman
Commissioned in 2011 by Music of Remembrance, and given it’s world premiere at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Lori Laitman’s “Vedem”, written for tenor, mezzo-soprano, piano quintet, and boys choir. David Mason’s libretto is based on poetry taken from a clandestine journal kept by teenage boys imprisoned in Terezin during WWII. www.musicofremembrance.org/recordings
“Joseph” a bibical cantata by Alicia Lewis
Written in 2010 by composer and colleague Alicia Lewis, this musical “journey” is a poetic reflection on the power of God’s mercy and forgiveness. It is scored for tenor, piano, cello, chamber choir, and narrator. This CD recording is from the “live” performance of the work. For more info on Alicia’s work or this particular project, please visit www.artfulaudio.com
“Man in the Mirror” – by Ben Bernstein
Composer, performance coach, author, and psychologist Ben Bernstein conceived this piece designed to give a compassionate and comedic look at the singer’s process. This 30-minute “operina” takes place in the dressing room as a tenor prepares for a performance of “Messiah”, and while getting dressed in his tuxedo, he wrestles to find a calm focus. Premiered at the Handel Festival in Seattle.