Ryland Angel, countertenor
Internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated countertenor Ryland Angel was fittingly born on St. Cecilia’s Day, and a chorister at Bristol Cathedral and a lay-clerk at Chester Cathedral. He trained as a lawyer before deciding to pursue a professional career as a singer in 1991 when he started studying with David Mason. Since then, Mr. Angel has received a Grammy nomination and has performed with William Christie, Rene Jacobs, Ivor Bolton and many others, as well as Cantus Köln, Le Concert Spirituel, Le Parlement de Musique, the Ensemble of Early Music of New York and Ensemble La Fenice. Recently he performed The Fairy Queen with Boston Baroque, Venus and Adonis by Desmarest conducted by Christophe Rousset at Opera de Nancy and a return engagement with the William Byrd Ensemble in Paris joining them additionally at the Boston Early Music Festival. Other recent engagements have included: Tolomeo Guilio Cesare with Opera Colorado and Boston Baroque and concerts with the New York Collegium and Messiah with Musica Sacra in a Carnegie Hall debut. He sang on the movies “Henry IV” and "Le Petit Prince" (Imax), and has appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ and PBS. His resume includes extensive recording. His latest release: a new CD of Buxtehude and Bach for Countertenor" with Rick Erickson and the Bach Players.