Course Faculty & Staff
Daniel Hyde, Music Director
Daniel Hyde is the organist and Director of Music of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, NY. Before moving to New York, Daniel was Informator Choristarum at Magdalen College, Oxford. His career as both an organist and a conductor has provided opportunities for him to work with established groups and soloists, including the Britten Sinfonia, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the City of London Sinfonia, Players of the Orchestra of the Sixteen and International Baroque Players. Having recently given a series of recitals surveying the complete organ works of J.S.Bach, he combines his day to day work with the Choir of Saint Thomas Church alongside a varied schedule of solo performances, conducting, recording and teaching.
Barbara Hollinshead, Voice Instructor
A popular soloist in the Washington, DC area, the Washington Post described mezzo–soprano Barbara Hollinshead as singing with “an artful simplicity that illuminated the text and beguiled the ear.” Having studied with Max van Egmond in the Netherlands, she has since sung under the baton of Chrisopher Hogwood and Andrew Parrot, has appeared with many of the finest early music groups in eastern North America including Tafelmusik and Chatham Baroque, and is a regular guest artist with the Folger Consort, Opera Lafayette, The Bach Choir of Bethlehem and the Washington Bach Consort. Ms. Hollinshead is a member of the NYC-based early music group ARTEK, and with the group has performed at festivals in California, Indiana, Mississippi, Austria, Germany and Scotland. She is also a member of an 8-voice ensemble in residence at the National Gallery of Art. On recordings you can find her featured in genres from Bach to Mrs. H.H.A. Beach. Ms. Hollinshead rounds out her musical contributions as an adjunct professor at American University and a cast member in the Washington Bach Consort’s much-celebrated program “Bach to School,” which brings Bach’s music to DC third graders. When she is not singing, you can find her sewing, listening to her sons sing evensong services and watching their ultimate frisbee matches.
The Rev. Dr. William Bradley Roberts,