Altos

American countertenor Andrew Hallock graduated in 2002 from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Music in Composition, where he also studied conducting, trombone, and voice. In 2009 Andrew was awarded the Bachelor’s degree in Early-Music singing from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, having studied with Michael Chance, Peter Kooij, and Lenie van den Heuvel. His vocal repertoire ranges from the 16th to 21st century, and he performs regularly with Cappella Pratensis, Musica Fiata, and the Kölner Bach-Vereins. In addition to a busy singing schedule, he also regularly performs on both cornett and sackbut. Andrew is particularly interested in issues of historically-informed performance and historical instrument construction, and studies instrument-building with Paul Beekhuizen. He has lived in The Hague since 2004.

Dutch countertenor Lester Lardenoye started his career as a treble in the Netherlands, but went on to read Mathematics and Physics at Cambridge University, where he sang in the Choir of St John's College under the direction of Christopher Robinson and David Hill. He is currently following the Master's curriculum at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague under the guidance of Rita Dams, Peter Kooij and Michael Chance. Lester works with many of Europe’s leading professional ensembles, including the Monteverdi Choir, the Nederlandse Bach Vereniging, Kammerchor Stuttgart and English Voices, and has appeared as a soloist in opera and oratorio throughout Europe. He is currently based in The Hague.