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2018 Girl Chorister Faculty & Staff

Daniel HydeDaniel Hyde, 2018 Music Director
Born in the UK, Daniel Hyde began his education as a chorister at Durham Cathedral. Whilst at school he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 17, and won the organ scholarship to King’s College, Cambridge. During his time at Cambridge University, he served under Dr Stephen Cleobury, performing world-wide with the renowned King’s College Choir; he studied the organ with Dame Gillian Weir and Nicolas Kynaston.

Upon graduation with First Class Honours in Music, he was appointed as Director of Music at Jesus College, Cambridge, serving five very happy years developing the College’s music programme, and training of a choir of men and boys and a mixed-voiced choir. In 2009, he took up the post of Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was also an Associate Professor in Oxford University’s Faculty of Music. During his time there, the Choir became known for its “particularly fine trebles” (The Observer); a distinctive sound described in The Times as “vibrant and appealing”. This September he moved to New York to take up the post of Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue.

Hailed for his “attention to inner detail and clear sense of architecture" (Gramophone, June 2015), Daniel has been in increasing demand as a choral and orchestral conductor, and has worked with the BBC Singers, the London Bach Choir, the Britten Sinfonia, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the City of London Sinfonia. Magdalen College Choir recorded exclusively with Opus Arte, the label of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Daniel’s broad-ranging discography can be found on the Opus Arte, Linn, Naxos and EMI labels.

As an organist, Daniel has performed across the UK and the world. Recital engagements have taken him to Vienna, Finland, Germany, Holland and also Australia, where he has performed at all the major venues including the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Town Hall. He has been a concerto soloist with the BBC Philharmonic, and with the Britten Sinfonia he has performed the Poulenc Concerto a number of times, and has recorded the Hindemith Concerto to great critical acclaim. He was awarded Second Prize and the Audience Prize in the Royal College of Organists Performer of the Year 2002 competition.

A regular accompanist to the BBC Singers on BBC Radio Three, he has appeared at the BBC Proms on numerous occasions, and he made his solo debut there in 2010, performing Bach’s Canonic Variations at the organ of the Royal Albert Hall. In the 2014/15 season, he performed the complete organ works of J S Bach on the new Dobson organ in Merton College, Oxford. As an ensemble player he has appeared with Phantasm, the Britten Sinfonia, Aurora Orchestra, Gabrieli Consort and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields amongst others.

Placeholder imageAngharad Rebholz teaches language arts and composition at the Harlem Academy, an independent day school for gifted children from underserved communities. She teaches music theory each summer at the Girl Chorister Course, which features a week-long intensive program emphasizing musicianship, music history, and close study of liturgical music.

She has sung in ensembles under the batons of David Hill, Masaaki Suzuki, and Simon Carrington, and has performed as a soloist while singing at Christ Church, New Haven. A proud alumna of the Girl Chorister Course, Angharad holds a BA in English literature from Yale University.

Placeholder imageEmma Barnaby first came to the Girl's Chorister Course as a fourteen-year-old in the summer of 2008 and never wanted to go home. She was a girl chorister for a number of years and has been a staff member since 2015. She oversees residential life, teaches music history, and hopes to make this week as wonderful as possible for every girl, as it always is for her.

Ms. Barnaby received a BA from the University of Toronto in 2016, where she studied music history and theory. She will begin doctoral work in historical musicology this fall and plans to study the music of Elizabethan England. She is currently enjoying a relaxing year at home in Vermont making bagel sandwiches, eating lots of kale, and playing with her puppy (pictured).

Placeholder imageLoraine Enlow holds a double-degree with highest honors from the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) for viola performance and music theory. At the Conservatory she studied under Alan Fletcher and Marcus Thompson, and was a teaching assistant at the Conservatory for both keyboard harmony and music theory. While at NEC she studied at Harvard University with David Lewin and at MIT with David Epstein.

Her graduate work was at the University of Chicago, where she was a Century Teaching Fellow in ethnomusicology, and also Visiting Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, where her work in Coptic liturgy earned her presentations at conferences worldwide. She has also done post-graduate study in early childhood music education at both the Catholic University of America and the Hartt School of Music, and has served as a national adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers. She is Music Associate for Children & Youth at St. James’ Church, Madison Avenue (NYC), and a member of the Board of Trustees for VOICE Charter School.

Placeholder imageJennifer Johnson, RN, has served in a variety of institutions in Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including Phillips Academy, Andover, and Boston Children's Hospital. Her specialty in nursing is pediatrics. A lover of music and the liturgy of the church, she sings alto in her parish choir and plays the viola. Her son William attended the Choir School from 2004-2009. She lives with her music director husband, Mark and 12-year-old dog, Taz, in Washington, CT.

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