|August 26, Daryl Bichel and Alison Larosa Montez, Friday, 7:30 pm
Daryl Bichel, Harpsichord
Alison Larosa Montez, Flute
J.S. Bach, Sonata in E major, BWV 1035
G.F. Handel, First Suite in A Major for harpsichord
G. Ph. Telemann, Fantasia in E minor for solo flute
C.P.E. Bach, Sonata in D major, Wq83
Alison LaRosa Montez received her BM from The Catholic University of America and MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University, where she studied Baroque flute with Barbara Kallaur. She currently studies with Sarah Paysnick. By day Alison fundraises for Tufts University School of Medicine, and by night she is an avid chamber musician and choral singer, performing regularly with Night Song, the weekly Compline service at First Church Cambridge. She promotes New England's rich choral music scene as a board member for the Greater Boston Choral Consortium.
Daryl Bichel holds the BA degree in music from Augustana University in Sioux Falls SD, and two MM degrees from the New England Conservatory in performance of early music and organ performance. He studied organ with Yuko Hayashi and Robert Schuneman and harpsichord with Blanche WInogren. He has served as organist and choirmaster in Lutheran, Catholic and Episcopal parishes, as well as an Episcopal cathedral and an Episcopal monastery, and currently is a free lance substitute organist. He is Artistic Director for Night Song at First Church in Cambridge, where he explores his interest in liturgy, early music (specifically Renaissance motets and Gregorian chant), singing and composition. He has served on the governing boards of the Old West Organ Society, Capella Clausura and Blue Heron. For many years he served in various capacities on the Executive Committee of the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and is currently treasurer. He is also president of the board for The Seraphim Singers and a member of the bass section.