Ryland Angel


Born on St Cecilia's day, the Grammy-nominated British counter-tenor/tenor Ryland Angel has built an international reputation on both the opera and concert stage, in repertoire ranging from the Baroque to new operatic commissions at major opera houses, concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and the USA.

He has performed in Monteverdi’s Orfeo (ENO and BEMF),  Doctor Ox’s Experiment (ENO), Fairy Queen (ENO and Liceu in Barcelona), Doux Mensonges (Opera Garnier), Agrippina (NYCO), Amadigi (Karlsruhe), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Florentine/Kansas Opera), Julius Caesar (Utah/Colorado Opera, Boston Baroque), Sant Alessio (Barbican and Lincoln Center), Carmina Burana (Lincoln Center, South Bank Center and Prague Proms), St. John Passion (Saint Thomas church NYC, Trinity church and Mechanics Hall), Tesla (Dartmouth), Striggio with Le Concert Spiriuel (Edinburgh Festival), Acis and Galatea (Houston) and Messiah (Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall,Boston Symphony Hall).

Angel has sung on over 70 recordings and film soundtracks including Jack Reacher - Never go back, Zoolander 2, Freedom, Henry 4th, Machete, Etoiles, The Mystery of Dante and the PBS TV special Heavenly Voices. 

St. John, Lara

St. John

The Los Angeles Times has written that Canadian violinist “Lara St. John happens to be a volcanic violinist with a huge, fabulous tone that pours out of her like molten lava. She has technique to burn and plays at a constant high heat.”

She has performed as soloist with orchestras including Cleveland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, the Royal Philharmonic, and Zurich Chamber Orchestra, among many others.

A prolific recording artist, she owns her own label, Ancalagon and won the 2011 Juno award for Best Classical Album (Soloist with Large Ensemble) for her disc “Mozart”.

Lara began playing the violin when she was two years old. She made her first appearance as soloist with orchestra at age four, and her European debut with the Gulbenkian Orchestra when she was 10. She toured Spain, France, Portugal and Hungary at ages 12 and 13.

She performs on the 1779 “Salabue” Guadagnini thanks to an anonymous donor and Heinl & Co. of Toronto.

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Lara St. John violin
Ryland Angel countertenor

This download-only track, Now fatal change, for countertenor and violin, draws upon music from the most intimate moments of Tarik's orchestral work Chaâbi (available on his album NMC D220), and is set to the same text by Nahum Tate that Purcell used for Tell me, some pitying angel.

Released in conjunction with Tarik O'Regan's orchestral album A Celestial Map of the Sky (NMC D220)


*Please note, all purchases of the forthcoming album A Celestial Map of the Sky will include a free download code for this track in the accompanying booklet when it is released on February 24.


With thanks to The Hinrichsen Foundation for supporting NMC’s Hallé Series through its New Initiatives programme.

NMC is grateful for the support of the Hallé in making this recording.

This recording has been supported by a grant from the RVW Trust made in memory of the Trust’s former Chairman, the late Michael Kennedy CBE – a life-long supporter of the Hallé, becoming its historian and Vice-President.


Now fatal change was recorded on 13 July 2013 at Drew University Concert Hall, Madison, New Jersey.

DAVID V. R. BOWLES (Swineshead Productions, LLC) Recording Engineer & Producer

Novello & Co. Ltd
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2 February 2017