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Severall Friends | About
A consortium of musicians who gather to play a broad spectrum of early music from Machaut to Rameau.
early music, Machaut, Rameau, Baroque, music, music workshop, concert, historically informed performance, performance, art, new mexico, period instruments, instruments, santa fe music, music event, santa fe
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Mary Springfels

Director of Severall Friends

Mary Springfels is a veteran of the American early music movement. She began
her career at the age of 21 with the New York Pro Musica, and has played with most of the major ensembles in the field, including the Waverly Consort…

Elizabeth Blumenstock

Director of Severall Friends

Elizabeth Blumenstock is a concertmaster, soloist, and leader with the Bay Area’s Philharmonia Baroque and American Bach Soloists, the International Handel Festival in Goettingen, Germany, and is Artistic Director of the Corona del Mar Baroque Music Festival

David Morris

Dubbed a “basso continuo wizard” by Gramophone (UK), David Morris has made a specialty of performing 17th- and 18th-c. music on a variety of historical bass instruments including the viola da gamba, baroque cello, bass violin and lirone.

Lawrence Lipnik

Lawrence Lipnik has performed with many acclaimed early music ensembles from Anonymous 4 to Piffaro and the Waverly Consort, and is a founding member of the viol consort Parthenia and vocal ensemble Lionheart.

Mark Rimple

Countertenor and Instrumentalist Mark Rimple has garnered critical notice for his interpretation of early music from national newspapers and journals including the Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, the Chicago Tribune…

Ryland Angel

Born on St Cecilia’s day, the Grammy-nominated British counter-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…

Gary Wedow

Gary Thor Wedow has established a reputation for historically informed performances with choral organizations, opera companies and symphony orchestras across North America. A frequent guest of Berkshire Chorus International, he has…

Ken Perlow


An immigrant to New Mexico from the flatland of Illinois, Severall Friends Treasurer and General Manager Ken Perlow is a semi-professional gambist who has been a guest artist with the Newberry Consort, Ars Musica Chicago, the Chicago Early Music Consort…

Stephen Redfield

 Violinist Stephen Redfield, D.M.A., is a member of the University of Southern Mississippi School of Music faculty, where he performs with the Mississippi Chamber Circle and the Impromptu Piano Trio. Throughout the year Stephen acts as concertmaster of Santa Fe Pro Musica…

Kati Kyme

Kati Kyme, violin, enjoys a rich musical life as chamber musician, orchestral player, teacher, and conductor. She has been a member and frequent leader of Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra…

Robert Howard

A native of Atlanta, GA, Robert began studying cello at age 12. Graduate of Rice University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has studied and performed at festivals…

Liana Bérubé

The artistry of violinist Liana Bérubé is inextricably intertwined with self-knowledge and self-compassion. Her openly expressive aesthetic, described as…

Shira Kammen

Multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen has spent well over half her life exploring early and other intriguing styles of music. A member for many years of the early music Ensembles Alcatraz and Project Ars Nova…

Spiff Wiegand

Spiff Wiegand was born with 2 thumbs on his right hand. He plays over 20 instruments and up to 7 simultaneously as a one man band (videos online). Jimmy Fallon and Brad Pitt have lip-synced to his yodeling…

Tracy Cowart

Tracy Cowart (mezzo-soprano, harp) enjoys a wide range of vocal interests, from twelfth-century polyphony to contemporary art music. Praised by the New York Times as “the real attraction” with a voice that is “light and lithe…”

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Vicki Boeckman

Vicki Boeckman‘s career as a professional recorder player has been a highly rewarding journey which has taken her to many exciting places including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Italy, England, Scotland, Hawaii and British Columbia. She has recorded about 15 Cds…

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Jonathan Richards

Jonathan Richards has appeared for many years in leading roles on the Santa Fe stage, and was seen this spring in No Man’s Land with the New Mexico Actor’s lab, of which he is a founding member. Film credits include Independence Day: Resurgence…

Jeffrey Smith

Originally from West Texas, Jeffrey is a versatile violinist and violist who is currently based in New Mexico. As a historical performer, he has performed with the Santa Fe Pro Musica Baroque Ensemble, Utopia Early Music, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Austin Baroque Orchestra, and the Boulder Bach Festival…