Alessandro Quarta, guest conductor

Alessandro Quarta, director e composer, Quarta gives particular attention to the vocal repertory of the Rennaissance and Baroque in the concert programming of his ensemble Concerto Romano ( – Concerto Romano has in fact received high praise from Italian and European audiences. (Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Tage Alter Musik-Herne, Rheingau Musikfestival, Niedersachsische Musiktage, Handels-Festspiele di Karlsruhe, WDR Funkhaus-Konzerte Koeln, Wiener

Andrew Kane

Andrew Kane has been singing in the Twin Cities since his graduation from Augsburg College with a Bachelor of Music in voice performance, and has performed in Consortium Carissimi projects since 2008. He is in his seventh season as a member of renaissance chamber group the Mirandola Ensemble, and looks forward to appearances this season with the Minnesota Bach Society

Angela Grundstad

Angela Grundstad, Soprano, graduated from Louisiana State University with her Masters of Music in Vocal Performance.  She has performed a number of operatic roles with both Simpson College and LSU opera programs, sung and recorded with local bands and even sang backup vocals for an Elvis Performer. Before moving to Minneapolis, Angela taught voice lessons at Drake University, sang with

Anna Christofaro, soprano

Anna Christofaro has been recognized for her vocal agility and natural stage presence.  She recently appeared as the soprano soloist in Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Mozart’s Regina Coeli and Bach’s Cantata BWV 51, “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen.” Anna sings with the Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble, Conspirare, based in Austin, TX, as well as

Annalisa Pappano, Lirone/Viola da Gamba

Annalisa Pappano is the founder and artistic director of the Catacoustic Consort. She studied at Indiana University’s Early Music Institute and at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Her playing has been described by critics as “mercurial and enchanting” and “with a sound that is lighter than air with the airy luster of gilding on the mirrors of a rococo drawing room.”