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Guest Artists This Sunday, June 12

We are pleased to announce that we will be joined by guest artists Scott Horton and Bruce Brogdon this Sunday, June 12th at 10:30 am.  Scott and Bruce both will play Renaissance lute pieces for us, so we hope you can join us!

Scott Horton studied lute and continuo with Nigel North and the viola da gamba with Jane Ryan at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He was a member of Texas Baroque Ensemble which toured the Netherlands and Finland, and accompanied Dutch baritone Max van Egmond on tour in the U.S.  After moving to Washington, D.C. in 1986, he was active in the field of early music, having performed with the Washington Opera, Washington Bach Consort and Maryland Handel Festival among other ensembles. He was invited back to Texas in 1989 to perform with the Houston Grand Opera and in 1992 was the featured performer at the Early Music Festival at Roundtop to which he returned in 1993, 1994 and 1996.

Mr. Horton has taught at the University of Texas, University of North Texas, University of St. Thomas and St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In 1995, he relocated to Texas where he has performed in various groups including Texas Baroque Ensemble, Aquinas Ensemble, Ars Lyrica, Texas Early Music Project and Texas Bach Choir. He has also performed in productions of Orfeo and the Coronation of Poppea for Houston Grand Opera and Ariodante for the Dallas Opera.  He is a full time member of the Austin-based group La Follia and is presently on the faculty of the Armstrong Community School at the Austin Lyric Opera.

Bruce Brogdon studied classical guitar at the University of St. Thomas. His interest in early music led him to take up the lute, and he has studied privately and in master classes with Paul O’Dette and Pat O’Brien.

Bruce has performed with the Texas Baroque Ensemble, the Green Mountain Consort, the Houston Baroque Ensemble, the Texas Early Music Project, La Follia Austin Baroque, Ars Lyrica Houston (based at University of Houston), and Aquinas, the resident ensemble of the University of St. Thomas.

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