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Evelyn's Diary

Bud Roach

Accompanying himself on the Italian virginal and baroque guitar, Bud Roach performs a program of English and Italian music inspired by readings from John Evelyn’s diary. Solo cantatas from Stradella, as well as the famous castrato Pasquilini, and English music from Lawes, Purcell, and Lanier, performed by Canadian tenor Bud Roach, accompanying himself on the Italian virginal and baroque guitar.

Canadian tenor and baroque guitarist Bud Roach's recordings for the Musica Omnia label have been recognized internationally as ground-breaking achievements of historically-informed performance. Praised as "one of Toronto's most versatile musicians" (MusicalToronto.org), his innovative solo and ensemble programmes have been presented in the US, Canada, and Italy.

Bud Roach, tenor, Italian virginal, and Baroque guitar



Midtown Concerts sponsors lunchtime performances of music of the 18th century and earlier. Ensembles are chosen by a panel of early music specialists from the metropolitan area.

Time: Thursdays, 1:15–2:00 pm
All concerts are free; no tickets or reservations are necessary.

Concerts are in person at St. Malachy's Church, 239 West 49th Street, Manhattan, AND live streamed.