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Internationally recognized as one of the leading authorities in the history of vocal style and technique, soprano SALLY SANFORD has recorded for Albany Records, Centaur Records, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Lyrachord, and Musical Heritage Society. She has performed as a soloist with many distinguished ensembles including Ensemble for Early Music, Aston Magna, Sequentia, and the Folger Consort, among others. As a choral clinician, she has worked with many amateur and professional choirs, including the New York Collegium and Zephyrus. Miss Sanford has been an Artist-in- Residence at UCLA, Duke, UVA, Florida State, and the University of Southern Maine, among others, and has taught courses in music history, theory and performance practice at Queens College-CUNY, Dartmouth, and the Hartt School of Music. A summa cum laude graduate of Yale, where she studied both literature and music, she holds a DMA degree from Stanford University. She has studied voice with former Metropolitan Opera mezzo soprano Herta Glaz and soprano (now conductor) Susan Davenny Wyner. She currently maintains private teaching studios in Concord, Massachusetts. Please also visit www.sallysanfordsoprano.com.

CATHERINE LIDDELL is in high demand as a continuo player, performing with many of America's leading period instrument ensembles, including Boston Baroque, Apollo's Fire (Cleveland), the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the New York Collegium, and in the Aston Magna and the Boston Early Music Festivals. She recently performed in the US Premier of Heiner Goebbel's Songs of War I Have Seen with the London Sinfonietta and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as part of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra's 50th Anniversary Celebration. She has recorded for Musical Heritage Society, Titanic, Dorian, Wildboar and Centaur Records. Her solo recording, La belle voilée is available on the Centaur label. Her edition, Sacred Music for Lute, Vol. I is available through Lyre Editions. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Ms. Liddell earned the Soloist Diploma from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland. She is a Teaching Associate at Boston University. Please also visit www.catherineliddell.com.

BRENT WISSICK is the Zachary Taylor Smith Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he teaches cello, viola da gamba and early music ensembles. A member of Ensemble Chanterelle and the Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, he is a frequent guest with American Bach Soloists, Folger Consort, Concert Royal, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Boston Early Music Festival, Vancouver Early Music Festival and Dallas Bach Society as well as Collegio di Musica Sacra in Poland. He was an NEH Fellow at Harvard, taught at the Aston Magna Academy at Yale and served as chair of Higher Education for Early Music America. A former student of John Hsu, he has performed and taught at many of the important schools, workshops and festivals in North America, Australia, Europe and Asia. His recording of Sonatas and Cantatas by Bononcini was released by Centaur and his online video article about them has been published by the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music. He has also recorded for Albany, Titanic, Dux, and Koch International. Currently, he is Past President of the Viola Gamba Society of America, having served as President from 2000 through 2004, chair of the 2007 Pan-Pacific Gamba Gathering, and a board member since 1986. Please also visit Mr. Wissick's UNC web page.