Claire Happel Ashe

Claire Happel Ashe

Claire Happel Ashe Harpist Claire Happel Ashe enjoys a varied career playing 17th century triple, 18th century single-action, and modern double-action harps. Based in Chicago, she plays with ensembles ranging from the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra to Trio Speranza....
Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Margaret Carpenter Haigh Hailed for her “perfect vocalism”and described as “fiery, wild, and dangerous” (Classical Voice North Carolina)with “a talent for character portrayal” (Chicago Classical Review), soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a soloist and chamber...
Allison Selby Cook

Allison Selby Cook

Allison Selby Cook AllisonSelby Cook is a Chicago-based singer, actor, and multi-instrumentalist specializing in early music. After two programs last season with Newberry Consort, as both a singer and a violist in the Renaissance violin band, she is so pleased to...
Rachel Begley

Rachel Begley

Rachel Begley Rachel Begley performs with ensembles across North America, and has been hailed for her virtuosic  and sensitive playing on both recorders and historical bassoons. Recent performing and recording highlights include The Metropolitan Opera, Trinity Baroque...
Candace Smith

Candace Smith

Candace Smith Candace Smith was born in Los Angeles but has lived in Europe since 1975 (in Italy since 1978). She received her Bachelor’s Degree in music in California (CSUN) and was particularly active in the field of contemporary music before going to the Schola...