Apollo’s Fire burns darkly in a program of Hispanic music

United StatesUnited States Various, ‘¡Hispania! A voyage from Spain to the Americas’: Sophia Burgos, Andréa Walker (sopranos), Alan Choo, Emi Tanabe (violins), Jeremías García (guitar), Sandi Bohl (castanets), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor and harpsichord). St. Bernard Catholic Church, Akron, 20.3.2024. (MSJ)

[front l-r] Andréa Walker, Jeannette Sorrell and Sophia Burgos after the opening night performance © Apollo’s Fire

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Apollo’s Fire soars with ‘Fire & Joy’ in Ohio

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Vivaldi, Bach – ‘Fire & Joy’: Deborah Nagy (oboe), Nicole Divall (viola d’amore), Alan Choo, Edwin Huizinga (violins) Daphna Mor, Kathie Stewart (recorders), René Schiffer (cello), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (conductor). First United Methodist Church, Akron, Ohio, 11.16.2023. (MSJ)

Jeannette Sorrell and Apollo’s Fire at the end of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.4 © Erica Brenner/AF

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From Apollo’s Fire in Ohio, the gift of Bach

United StatesUnited States J.S. Bach, Christmas Oratorio: Molly Netter (soprano), Daniel Moody (contralto), Steven Soph (tenor), Jesse Blumberg (baritone), Apollo’s Fire / Julian Wachner (conductor). St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron, Ohio, 12.12.2019. (MSJ)

Julian Wachner conducting Apollo’s Fire & Apollo’s Singers (c) Erica Brenner

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Apollo’s Fire conjures up the Renaissance in Akron

United StatesUnited States ‘Scarborough Fayre’ – works by Dowland, Baltzar, Purcell and others: Amanda Powell (soprano), Brian Kay (tenor, lute), Parker Ramsay (tenor, harp), Peter Walker (bass, harp), Apollo’s Fire / Jeannette Sorrell (director), First United Methodist Church, Akron, Ohio, 21.11.2019. (MSJ)

Alan Choo (baroque violin) and Brian Kay (lute) in a pre-concert talk
(c) Mark Jordan

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