Soprano, Michele Byrd, is best known for her work in oratorio and as a recitalist. A frequent performer of Early music, she is often featured singing works by Bach, Handel, Schütz, Purcell and Pergolesi. Other notable performances include Mozart’s Requiem, Galuppi’s Nisi Dominus, and Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus; as well as many of Haydn’s and Schubert’s masses; also works by Britten, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. She was the soprano soloist at the Classical Music Festival in Eisenstadt and Vienna, Austria for nine years. She also toured Poland with the Zielinski Singers in 2015.
Daniela Pepe is a Senior at Florida Gulf Coast University majoring in Voice Performance studying with Dr. Jeanie Darnell. In February of 2022 Daniela placed second in the Van Sickle Competition funded by the Southwest Florida Symphony Endowment; that same month Daniela also won first place in her division of the Tampa Bay National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition. A year later, Daniela won first place again at Tampa Bay NATS, as well as the Most Promising Treble Voice overall.
Sebastian Plymette is currently attending Florida Gulf Coast University and is Studying Vocal Performance. Throughout his High School career Sebastian participated in multiple musical theatre productions and has won multiple awards for his outstanding lead roles, most notably Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls and Tevye in Fiddler on The Roof. He has also been a part of FGCUs productions of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel where he played the role of the witch and Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienne where he played Bastien. In the Fall of 2021, Sebastian also had the pleasure of singing as a soloist in the FGCU Chamber Choir’s performance at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conference in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Realtor, oenophile, epicurean, and Long Island native Raymond Diaz has performed internationally throughout the past 3 decades. Past credits include performances with The Pittsburgh Opera, Virginia Opera, New York City Opera, Utah Opera, Central City Opera, New York Philharmonic, Verbier Festival, and concerts with Fort Worth Opera and Opera Naples.