Bud Roach, Tenor
"The vocal talents are first-rate. A must-hear is lyric tenor Bud Roach, who is only beginning to introduce himself to Toronto"
                                   John Terauds, Toronto Star

"Bud Roach was superb - this oboist-turned-singer not only has a beautiful lyric tenor, but is a natural on stage"
Tamara Bernstein, The Globe and Mail

"An expressive singer…(with) an attractive, bright sound"      
Paula Citron, Opera Canada

"The soloists, (including) tenor Bud Roach, were uniformly excellent."
                                  Richard Todd, Ottawa Citizen

"This young singer displayed a voice that may soon lead him to become one of the top Baroque tenors in Canada…Completely at ease with the demands of mid-18th century English ornamentation, Roach delivered a sweetness of timbre up and down the entirety of his large vocal range. His diction was perfect as well." 
                                  Linda Geary, Brantford Expositor
Upcoming Event:     October 2-3, 2010

As part of Toronto's "Nuit Blanche", Bud will perform the Canadian
​premiere of Andrew Staniland's "Calamus 6" (Walt Whitman). 

Upcoming Events: 

April 22-24  St. John Passion at Aldeburgh.  Two performances of Bach's St. John Passion led by tenor Mark Padmore are the culmination of a ten-day course of public masterclasses and rehearsals at the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Suffolk. Special thanks to the Canadian Aldeburgh Foundation for their assistance.

May 5-6  Toronto Masque Theatre.  M. A. Charpentier: La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers
J. Rolfe and A. Alexis: Orpheus and Eurydice (Commissioned by TMT in 2003 with the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council).  www.torontomasquetheatre.com

May 28  Judas Maccabeus with the Bach Elgar Choir, Hamilton and the Hamilton Philharmonic. www.bachelgar.com
Upcoming Events:

Februarly 2-3, 2012:  Shchedrin's The Sealed Angel at Koerner Hall, presented by Soundstreams Canada with the Elmer Iseler Singers.

February 18th:"When Tircis Met Chloris":  17th-century duets and dialogues with the Musicians In Ordinary, Heliconian Hall, Toronto. http://musiciansinordinary.ca

February 24-March 4th: "Musical Pawns"-  the fascinating story behind the music of David Nowakowsky, presented at New York's Frigid Theatre Festival.  http://frigidnewyork.info

March 18th:  Bach's Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147, with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra.

March 25thLenten Recital Series, Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton. A programme of arias by Alessandro Grandi, Brahms and Schubert lieder, and the premiere of a new song cycle set to poetry of William Ernest Henley by David Fawcett.

May 5th:The Grain of the Voice, a programme of Monteverdi and Gesualdo with the Aradia Ensemble.  www.aradia.ca

May 20-21st:  A programme of Airs de cours with the Toronto Continuo Collective, led by Borys Medicky. www.continuo.ca

May 27th and 29th:  Premiere of the complete "Contes pour enfants pas sage" (Christopher Butterfield) with Toronto's Continuum Ensemble and Choir 21
www.continuummusic.org

June 3rd:  A programme of Dowland lute songs with the Musicians in Ordinary
www.musiciansinordinary.ca
Upcoming Events:

September 29th, 2012: The Toronto Early Music Fair-  Arias from The Grandi Project
http://www.interlog.com/~temc/fair.htm

October 11th, 2012:  Soundstreams Canada, Choir 21- Season Opening Concert

November  17, 18, and 24th, 2012: Capella Intima Concerts, Toronto and Hamilton
www.capellaintima.com

November 25th, December 2nd, 2012:  Bach, Cantata #147, Spiritus Ensemble, Kitchener and Stratford

December 8th, 2012Messiah with the London Fanshawe Symphonic Chorus
http://www.lfscgfs.com/
December 9th, 2012Messiah with the Gerald Fagan Singers, London

December 14-16, 2012Praetorius Mass for Christmas Morning with The Toronto Consort
http://www.torontoconsort.org/

January 13th, 2013Mad Dogs and Englishmen, songs of Noel Coward, with the Talisker Players
http://www.taliskerplayers.ca/madDogs.html

January 24th, 2013:  Mozart Requiem with the Thunder Bay Symphony and Elmer Iseler Singers
http://tbso.ca/concerts/masterworks-2012-13/

February 15-16th, 2013:  Cavalli's The Loves of Apollo and Daphne with the Toronto Consort and Charles Daniels.  http://www.torontoconsort.org/

February 24th, 2013:  Toronto Early Music Centre Recital Series. Cantatas by Sances, Cavalli and Grandi

***Bud's early music ensemble Capella Intimawill be presenting two programmes in Hamilton and Toronto this season. Details coming soon at www.capellaintima.com.  Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council.***
Praise for the Toronto Consort's performances of Cavalli's "Gli amori d’Apollo e di Dafne":

​​​​​"A standout among the many roles is Bud Roach as Tithonous..... his delivery of every syllable is an object lesson in the haute-contre fach."

-Michael Johnson, www.concertonet.com​​, February, 2013
Bud speaks with John Terauds of MusicalToronto.org about Capella Intima's performances of "Giuseppe":

​​Click here to link to the article and podcast, and here to visit the Capella Intima page.​
Upcoming Events:

May 25th, 2013
​J.S. Bach's Magnificat with the Bach Elgar Choir, Hamilton.​​  

May 27th
​"Psyche, the immortal soul​​" with the Toronto Continuo Collective   

June 12th, 14th and 15th
​Fringe Series concerts at the Boston Early Music Festival
Official release of "Sospiro-  Arias of Alessandro Grandi, 1626" on the
Musica Omnia label.
​(Bud Roach, tenor and baroque guitar-  Scroll down for video-  more details coming soon)
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June 25th and 27th
​Benefit concert for the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives -  
​Canadian Music Centre, Toronto, ON, featuring world premieres of works by Andrew Staniland and Jeffrey Ryan. More details coming soon. ​​​

July 16th
Capella Intima performs its popular programme "Celestial Sirens", featuring the music of Maria Chiara Cozzolani, at the Bach Music Festival of Canada​​

July 20th
​J.S. Bach's St. John Passion at the Bach Music Festival of Canada.​​

July 26
​"What Makes It Great?" with Rob Kapilow, Chamberfest, Ottawa.​​


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"This is a sound too often missing from the early music concert hall. Vocalists and guitarists alike can learn much from performances such as this."
-Early Music Journal, August 2014

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Upcoming Events:  Fall-Winter, 2013

September 20thSoundstreams Canada Salon 21-  the music of Arvo Part.​

September 21st and 28thCapella Intima-  Celestial Sirens:  the Music of the Benedictine Nuns of         Milan-  presented in Toronto and Hamilton www.capellaintima.com

October 5th:  Solo concert, Todi Early Music Festival, Todi, Italy*​

October 20-22nd
:  Recording of Vitali sonatas with Music Perduta, for the Brilliant Classics label, Perugia, Italy*​

November 9-10th
: Bach Elgar Choir, Hamilton-  Baroque Opera Choruses​​
November 23-24Messiah, Choralis Camerata​​, St. Catherines​​
November 30:  Bach's Magnificat, Oakville Masterworks Chorale, Oakville​
December 1st:  Bach's Cantata 140, Church of the Ascension, Toronto​
December 3rd:  Bach's Magnificat, Oakville Masterworks Chorale, Koerner Hall, Toronto​​
December 7thMessiah, Arcady, Vineland​
December 15thMessiah, Arcady, Brantford​
December 21stMessiah, Guelph Chamber Choir
December 22ndMessiah, Guelph Chamber Choir​​​​

January 13-14th, 2014:  "Anything Goes"- the music of Cole Porter, Talisker Players, Toronto​

February 9thHannaford Street Silver Band:  Shakespeare songs of Louis Applebaum

February 22ndCapella Intima/Toronto Continuo Collective: Marco da Gagliano's La Dafne, Hamilton​
February 23rd​​​​​: Capella Intima/Toronto Continuo Collective:  Marco da Gagliano's La Dafne, Toronto
February 26thCapella Intima/Toronto Continuo Collective:  Marco da Gagliano's La Dafne, Toronto

March 2ndBach Elgar Choir, Hamilton:  Vaughan Williams' Mass in G

April 5th: Toronto Consort, Il Giasone (Demo)

April 12th:  Messiah-   Arcady (London, ON)
April 13th:  Messiah-  Arcady (Cambridge, ON)

April 18th:  Dubois-  Seven Last Words of Christ (Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton)​​​
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May 8thToronto Continuo Collective: Scenes from settings of Psyche

May 11th:  Bach-  Easter Oratorio-  Spiritus Ensemble

May 23rd:  Shakespeare Songs of Louis Applebaum-  Montreal​​​

May 30thMontreal Chamber Music Festival:  Gershwin programme with Rob Kapilow​​​​​

*​​Events during the month of October take place during an International Residency in Italy, generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council.


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"...revelatory concerts..."
Early Music America Magazine, Fall, 2013​
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"Every now and then a recording comes along, giving you a new way of seeing things...​​Roach’s two CDs offer us something that can change the way we listen, challenging our assumptions about the music and how it works."​
-Leslie Barcza, ​
www.barczablog.com
2014-15 Season Highlights:

​August, 2014:   Venice Opera Project:  "Canzonette from the House of Vincenti"​​​​ (musical direction)
September 27:  Solo recitals at the Toronto Early Music Fair                                                               
September 28:  Musicians in Ordinary-  Purcell Te Deum and Jubilate​​
October 9:  Midtown Concert Series, New York-  solo recital-  CD release concert
October 18:  Hammer Baroque Series, Hamilton, ON-  recital with David Roth, baritone-  CD release concert
November 9: Noel Coward concert, Talisker Players, Barrie, ON
November 23:  Monteverdi Vespers, Soundstreams Canada
Nove​​​​​​mber 30:  Bach Cantata 10, Spiritus Ensemble
December 8:  Messiah, Boris Brott Academy Orchestra
December 9:  Messiah, Boris Brott Academy Orchestra​​
December 14:  Bach/Burge programme, 13 Strings, Ottawa, ON
December 19:  Messiah, Musica Sacra, Woodstock, ON
December 20:  Messiah, Musica Sacra​​, Woodstock, ON
January 11:  Irving Berlin, Talisker Players, Toronto
January 13:  Irving Berlin, Talisker Players, Toronto
February 6-7:  Toronto Consort-  Splendours from the Emperor's Chapel
February 14:  Capella Intima-  "The Poor Man's Vespers"  -  Hammer Baroque
March 6: "An Evening of Antient Music-  Purcell's Dido and Aeneas" - Toronto (Trinity St. Paul's) Capella Intima
March 7:  Repeat performance of Dido-  Hamilton's 5 at the First series-  Gallery Players of Niagara/Capella Intima
March 8:  ​​​​​Final performance of Dido-  Gallery Players of Niagara series, St. Catherines
March 15:  Capella Intima performs at Hamilton's Classical JunoFest!
March 28: St. John Passion (arias) with the Grand River Chorus, Brantford
March 29:  Bach cantatas with the Spiritus Ensemble, Kitchener
April 3:  St. John Passion (Evangelist and arias), Central Presbyterian Church, Hamilton
April10-11:  Dido and Aeneas (Sailor) with Les Violons du Roy (Richard Egarr), Quebec City/Montreal
April 12:  Dido and Aeneas (Sailor), La Chapelle de Quebec/Violons du Roy, ​New York (Carnegie Hall)
May 22-24:  Toronto Consort-  The Play of Daniel
May 31:  Solo recital, Toronto Early Music Centre
June 2-8:  Workshop, Gallabartnit (Britta Bystrom/Rawdna Carita Eira);  Soundstreams/Signal Theatre​
June 9th and 13th: Solo recitals, Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series
June 11th and 12th:  Duo recital with harpsichordist Peter Watchorn, Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series
June 20-21: Dowland songs with the Cardinal Consort of Viols;  Hammer Baroque and Toronto Early Music Centre​
July/August:  Recording Project:  Capella Intima​
August 13th:  Carmina Burana, National Academy Orchestra
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"Throughout he sings with real expressiveness...Roach deserves credit for bringing this repertoire back to life."​
-Wholenote Magazine, December, 2014​​​



​​​​​​"Hamilton’s Bud Roach has a fantastic, bright tenor voice, and the works of Bach and Handel seem to flow effortlessly out of him."
- CBC
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"​Another outstanding performance was the comedic work by Bud Roach (who also played baroque guitar in the ensemble) in the role of Demo, a stuttering hunchback that serves Aegeus, who certainly won the audiences’ affection."
- MusicalToronto.com - Toronto Consort performance of Cavalli's "Giasone"​


"​​​​​​In the production’s rowdiest, most rambunctious performance of the night, Bud Roach as Demo, the hunched, stammering fool, turns a Venetian stock character into a figure of pathos, a clown bravely fighting back his tears. Roach’s tenor is expansive. When all but gagged by Demo’s chronic stutter, the dramatic effect is beyond heartbreaking."
-www.operagoto.com
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​​"Lyric tenor Bud Roach was superb throughout the concert. To this writer, it was almost as if (Noel) Coward himself was presenting the programme.  Roach's performance was probably everything Coward would have wanted, all totally fun, relaxed, flamboyant, coy and playful, and a perfect interaction and engagement with the audience.  He brought us to a period of music that few of us have lived through, but he made it come alive. Coward I'm sure would have been very happy."
-Steve Fielder, the Barrie Examiner

Excellent reviews for Capella Intima's recent performances of "An Evening of Antient Music", including Purcell's Dido and Aeneas! 

2015-2016 Season Highlights

August 17, 2015   Carmina Burana, National Academy Orchestra (Boris Brott)
August, 2015-  Recording project with Capella Intima-  Sacred canzonettas from the Rolla collection,                                  Milan, 1657 (made possible with support from the Ontario Arts Council)    VIDEO
​September​​​ 18-   "Amore:  Italian songs of Adoration, Desire, and Remorse", Burning River Baroque,                                        Cleveland Ohio
September 19-   Burning River Baroque programme repeated on the Hammer Baroque series, Hamilton,                                  Ontario
September 26-  Pergolesi - "Orfeo", with the Talisker Players, Gardiner Museum, Toronto
October 17-  Capella Intima -  English Madrigals, Catches and Glees;  Toronto Early Music Fair, Fort York
October 17-  English Madrigal programme repeated on the Hammer Baroque series, Hamilton, Ontario
November 7- Finzi's Farewell to Arms, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (James Somerville)
November 22- Solo recital, St. Bride's Anglican Church, Mississauga
November 27- Solo recital, University of Western Ontario, Fridays at Noon series
December 4- Messiah, Elmer Iseler Singers, Toronto
December 9- Charpentier's O Antiphons (haute-contre), Holy Family Church, Toronto
December 12- Messiah, Arcady
December 13- Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Evangelist), Spiritus Ensemble
December 15- Messiah, Choralis Camerata, St. Catherines, Ontario
December 19- Messiah, Guelph Chamber Choir
December 20- Messiah, Guelph Chamber Choir

February 14- In recital, Registry Theatre, Kitchener- Magdalena Tomsinska, lute and guitar​
February 27- Music of Zelenka and his contemporaries, Menno Singers, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
February 28-  Carmina Burana, Chorus Hamilton/Fanshawe Chorus London​
March 16-  Bach cantata 12, Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Toronto​
March 25- St. John Passion (Evangelist), Trinity St. Paul's Centre, Toronto
April 8-  Irving Berlin programme with the Talisker Players, Oakville, Ontario
April 9-  Bach cantatas for Easter, Spiritus Ensemble, Hammer Baroque series
April 10- Bach cantatas for Easter, Spiritus Ensemble, Kitchener
April 16- Messiah, Arcady ensemble, Cambridge​
April 23- solo recital, Venice Music Project, Venice, Italy (postponed- September, 2016)​
April 30- Mozart's ​Vesperae solemnes de confessore and Bach Cantata #21, Bach Elgar Choir, Hamilton
May 6,7,8-  Monteverdi Vespers, Toronto Consort (David Fallis)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
May 19-  Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra What Next Festival- premiere of new work for tenor, string                        quartet and piano by Abigail Richardson-Schulte​
May 27-  HPO What Next Festival-  Abigail Richardson-Schulte's "The Perfect Screw" in concert​
​​June 9- Capella Intima, "The Italian Travellers" - Midtown Concert Series (GEMS), New York City
June (dates TBD) - Capella Intima performances in Hamilton (Hammer Baroque) and Toronto (Supported                                     by the Ontario Arts Council)​
2016 - 2017 Season Highlights:
September 25:  Bach`s Coffee Cantata (Rezonance Ensemble, Toronto)
October 1st:  Capella Intima CD Launch-  ``Canzonette Spirituali e Morali``
October 21st:  Soundstreams Canada, Salon 21 (Excerpts from Gallabartnit)
October 22nd:  Talisker Players, ``Puttin` on the Ritz`` - Irving Berlin, Barrie                              Concerts and Georgian Music
November 12:  Soundstreams Canada, IAMA Conference (Excerpts from                                 Pimooteewin)
November 25:  Solo Recital, McMaster University, Hamilton
November 27:  Bach, Cantata 140, Church of the Ascension, Toronto
December 4:  Bach and Telemann cantatas, Spiritus Ensemble, Kitchener
December 5:  Messiah, National Academy Orchestra - Boris Brott
December 6:  Messiah, Nat. Academy Orch- Boris Brott - Waterdown​​
December 10:  Messiah, (Capella Intima soloists) Bach Elgar Choir, Hamilton
December 12:  Toronto Masque Theatre ``O Tannenbaum:  The Tree of Life``
December 17:  Featured soloist, Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra​
January, 2017:  Residency, Montreal, Quebec (Supported by Ontario Arts                                  Council)
February 15th:  Capella Intima​​​​​​​​​​​​​ with Magdalena Tomsinska, Kitchener
February 17:  Capella Intima, Toronto
February 19:  Capella Intima, Hammer Baroque series, Hamilton​​
February 27th- March 10th:  Northern Ontario solo tour​-  concerts and                                   masterclasses from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay, Ontario
March 7th:  Solo Recital, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay
March 25th:  Bach, St. John Passion, Menno Singers, Kitchener
March 26th: Lenten Recital Series, Central Presbyterian, Hamilton
April 7th and 8th:  Messiah, Knox Presbyterian, Woodstock
April 14th: Giroust Requiem, Central Presbyterian, Hamilton
April 17th:  Hammer Baroque- Italian programme with Amanda Keesmaat,                        cello; Gregoire Jeay​​​​, flute
​​​April 22nd:  Bach Cantatas + Easter Oratorio, Nota Bene, Kitchener
April 23rd:   Bach Cantatas + Easter Oratorio, Nota Bene, Hamilton
May 7:  Bach, b minor Mass, Spiritus Ensemble, Kitchener
May​​​ 12-14:  Helen of Troy, Cavalli, Toronto Consort
June 8:  Solo Recital, Gotham Early Music Scene Midtown Concert Series,                      New York, NY
June 11-16:  Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series solo recitals

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Capella Intima`s debut recording on the Musica Omnia label will soon be available from the label`s website for digital download, with availability on iTunes and all the rest in later 2016, as well as at all HAMMER BAROQUE concerts! Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support of this project.
www.HammerBaroque.com
The December, 2016 issue of The Wholenote magazine raves: ​
​​``​Flawless intonation, excellent diction and infectious enthusiasm (including strummed guitar) mark the group as a major contributor to the Baroque music scene``.