About de Angelis Vocal Ensemble

Tenors

Gerald W. Craft

 

Gerald W. Craft, tenor, is a staff singer at St. James’ Episcopal/Anglican Church in Los Angeles. He also sings with Hollywood-based LASchola, LA’s Horizon Music Group, and Orange County’s de Angelis Vocal Ensemble, and has sung with the Donald Brinegar SingersJouyssance EarlyMusic EnsembleChorale Bel CantoCantori Sine Nomine, and the Corona Del Mar Baroque Music Festival.  Gerald is a technology director at Occidental College in Los Angeles, from which he earned a Bachelor’s Degree and studied voice with G. G. Prosper.

Eli Gunnell

A graduate of UCLA, tenor Eli Gunnell received his Master’s in Music from New England Conservatory in Boston. He has been a staff singer with All Saints’ Beverly Hills since 1997, and also performs regularly with the choir of St. James in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Chamber Singers/Cappella and LA Schola.

Dermot Kiernan

Dermot Kiernan is an Irish Tenor who recently finished a six year tour with the the internationally renowned Irish ensemble, Celtic Woman. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and a Master’s in Medieval Music Performance and Musicology from The National University of Ireland, Maynooth. In 2006, Dermot was accepted into the post Masters Degree programme at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and had the opportunity to work with Benjamin Bagby (Sequentia) and Katarina Livljanic (Dia Logis). It was at this time that he developed a love for Gregorian Chant William Rowley, tenor, is native to the Southern California area.  During his undergraduate studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he discovered early music and was captured by renaissance polyphony and the viola da gamba.  Eventually these interests led to doctoral studies in musicology at the University of Southern California where he currently focuses on seventeenth century English sacred music and baroque performance practice.  Mr. Rowley performs with several local professional chamber music organizations, is an active jazz bass player, teaches music privately, and is a regular on the local adjunct faculty circuit.

John St. Marie

John St. Marie is a versatile musician, conductor, and teacher and is a frequent soloist in Southern California.  He has received critical acclaim for his versatile, impassioned performances.  As a featured soloist, John has performed numerous master works including Bach’s St. John Passion, Handel’s Messiah and Chandos Anthems, Vaughan Williams’ Hodie and Mass in G Minor, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Mass in C, and Ninth Symphony, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Conversion of St. Paul with noted choral organizations throughout Southern California.  John’s vocal talents can be heard on numerous movie soundtracks, popular video games and has sung on several Grammy Nominated classical and pop music albums.

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