About de Angelis Vocal Ensemble


Robert De Carlo

Robert De Carlo, a native of New York City, has grown up in Orange County attending San Clemente High School and Cal State Fullerton. He is also a very well rounded musician having received a Juris Doctorate when he was thinking about pursuing a legal career! Returning to the musical world he has sung in numerous ensembles and church’s including the First Presbyterian Church of New York City, Holy Family Cathedral, Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach and was a soloist at the Crystal Cathedral. He is also one of the original members of de Angelis. He currently is the Music Director at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Laguna Niguel.

Will Luster

Will Luster is a 19 year old musician from Trabuco Canyon, California. He is currently in his second year at Cal State University, Long Beach, and is pursing degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral/Vocal Music. Will sings with the CSULB Chamber Singers, the school’s top choir, and Pacific Standard Time, the elite vocal jazz group at Long Beach State. When he’s not singing at school, Will regularly plays bass in the Orange County based jazz band, the Christian Hernandez Rotation. When not performing, Will enjoys Italian food, watching live music, and going to the beach.

Victor Mazzone

Victor Mazzone is a native Kentuckian who landed in LA via a degree in Voice Studies at Northwestern University. West Coast highlights: Jawbreaker with Megan Hilty, commercial campaigns for Bacardi and Target, U.S. premiere of Camelia la Tejana (Long Beach Opera), singing with Youngblood Hawke on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and recording with Jared Leto’s band 30 Seconds to Mars. Victor is a member of The Silver Lake Chorus. Look for their debut album early next year!

Brett McDermid

Brett McDermid graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where he was a member of the Concordia Choir under the direction of composer Rene Clausen. He has also performed with The Choral Arts Society of Louisville, The Kentucky Opera, Bruce Vantine’s Cornerstone Chorale, and The Pallas Ensemble. Brett currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Susie, and sings with the Choir of Saint James directed by James Buonemani, Horizon Chamber Choir, LA Schola, and early music ensemble Tesserae. 2013 marks his fifteenth year as a member of Chanson, a classical male voice sextet, in which he performs with his brother, composer Aaron McDermid. More information about Chanson can be found at www.chanson.org.

Joel Nesvadba

A native of Texas, Joel Nesvadba (pronounced “nes-VAHD-ba”) devotes much of his time and talent to the study of early music; music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. An active performer, Joel was recently a featured guest artist of the Texas Early Music Project in Austin, Texas where he sang medieval troubadour songs. Later this month he will be singing Guillaume de Machaut’s Messe de Notre Dame with the Boston Camerata. Joel has also performed at the San Francisco Early Music Society’s ‘Berkeley Festival and Exhibition’, the Amherst Early Music Festival, and at the Boston Early Music Festival with Early Music America’s ‘Young Performers Festival Ensemble.’  He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Early Music at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles with recorder and shawm specialist Adam Knight Gilbert.

Paul E. Sobosky

A Southern California native and alum of the USC Thornton School of Music, Paul E. Sobosky is proud to join the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble for another season.  While at the University of Southern California, Paul was a member of the award winning Thornton Chamber Choir for 5 years under the direction of Dr. William Dehning which toured Europe and Asia.  Currently, Paul sings professionally with groups all over Southern California.  He performs regularly at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale.  In addition, Paul has performed with the Pacific Chorale and John Alexander Singers, as section leader for Church of the Good Shepherd Methodist in Arcadia, and as a professional caroler in many holiday quartets.  When he’s not singing, he also pursues a career as an audio and recording engineer and computer consultant.

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