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BUD ROACH, baroque guitar

Revelatory concerts—Early Music America

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

BUD ROACH, tenor, baroque guitar
Love’s Torment

The Musica Omnia recording label presents Canadian tenor Bud Roach accompanying himself on the Baroque guitar, performing arias from his critically acclaimed recordings of Grandi and Sances, as well as Saracini, Manzolo, and, for an English perspective on the nature of love, some Henry Lawes as well. With projected text translations and readings from the period, Bud’s programs have earned international praise.

Saturday, June 9, 9:30 AM
LOPER CHAPEL, FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH – 2345 Channing Way (entrance at Dana and Durant)
Tickets available at the door. Price: Free Event (donations accepted)


BUD ROACH, tenor, baroque guitar
Love’s Torment

The Musica Omnia recording label presents Canadian tenor Bud Roach accompanying himself on the Baroque guitar, performing arias from his critically acclaimed recordings of Grandi and Sances, as well as Saracini, Manzolo, and, for an English perspective on the nature of love, some Henry Lawes as well. With projected text translations and readings from the period, Bud’s programs have earned international praise.

Sunday, June 10, 1:30 PM
CALIFORNIA JAZZ CONSERVATORY2040 Addison St, Berkeley (across from Berkeley Repertory Theatre)
Tickets available at the door. Price: Free Event (donations accepted)


Bud Roach

Canadian tenor and baroque guitarist Bud Roach maintains a busy schedule of performances from the Baroque to the contemporary.  His recordings for the Musica Omnia label have been recognized internationally as ground-breaking achievements in historically-informed performance practice.  “Roach is marvellous throughout….Five stars” (Early Music Today, UK).  Recent recital appearances include Toronto (Early Music Centre), the Midtown Concert Series (New York), and the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Series.  Highlights from last season and the current year include concert appearances with La Chapelle de Quebec, the Hamilton Philharmonic, Bach Elgar Choir, Nota Bene Baroque Players, the Menno Singers, Soundstreams Canada, the Spiritus Ensemble, Talisker Players, and Toronto Masque Theatre.  Bud is also a frequent guest artist with the Toronto Consort. He founded the vocal quartet Capella Intima in 2009, and their debut recording of Canzonette Spirituali, e Morali, 1657, has met with critical acclaim in Canada, the US, and Europe. In his continuing efforts to popularize the alfabeto aria repertoire, Bud presented a lecture/recital on the self-accompanied performance tradition at the Historical Performance Institute, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, in 2017. Projects in the coming year include performances in the UK, Germany, and Belgium of Claude Vivier’s Musik fur das Ende with Soundstreams Canada, recital projects based on the diary of John Evelyn, creating and leading vocal ensemble programmes at the Accademia Veneziana di Musica Barocca’s Venetian Opera Summer Course, and, under Bud’s musical direction, the world premiere recording of Alessandro Scarlatti’s “Gli equivoci nel sembiante” with Capella Intima and the Nota Bene Baroque Players, in June, 2018. His work has been consistently and generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council. Bud is also the founder and Artistic Director of the HAMMER BAROQUE concert series, presenting some of Canada’s finest early music performers. www.budroach.com