Countertenor Gerrod Pagenkopf has been praised by the Houston Chronicle as having “an elegant bearing and a sweet, even sound,” and by the Boston Musical Intelligencer as “emit[ting] one gorgeous mellifluousness after another.” Mr. Pagenkopf made his professional operatic debut in 2008 with Amarillo Opera as Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus. Other opera credits include the title roles in Actéon, Orlando, Rinaldo, Ottone (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Endimione and Satirino (La Calisto), Niso (L’Artemisia) the Sorceress, Second Witch, and Spirit (Dido and Aeneas), Tolomeo (Giulio Cesare), Arsamenes (Serse), Polinesso (Ariodante), Public Opinion (Orpheus in the Undeworld), Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), and the Refugee (Flight).
As a concert soloist, Mr. Pagenkopf has performed with ensembles including Ars Lyrica Houston, Mercury Baroque, the Bach Society of Houston, the Houston Chamber Choir, the Dominic Walsh Dance Theater, Ballet Florida, Sarasota Ballet, Orchestra X (Houston), the Green Bay Symphony, the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee, Masterworks Chorale of Boston, Exsultemus, the Blue Heron Ensemble, Aston Magna Festival, Ensemble Altera, La Donna Musicale, Newton Baroque, as well as the Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble. Mr. Pagenkopf has performed as soloist in such masterworks as Handel’s Messiah and Israel in Egypt; Bach’s Passions, Magnificat, and Mass in B Minor; Vivaldi’s Gloria and Dixit Dominus; as well as numerous cantatas, oratorios, and other liturgical works of Alessandro Scarlatti, Caldara, and Telemann.
A native of rural Wisconsin, Mr. Pagenkopf received his Bachelors degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also received his Masters of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Houston, where he was a graduate fellow with Katherine Ciesinski. Pagenkopf currently resides in Boston and is a student of Dr. Rebecca Folsom.
*Exsultemus presents: Renaissance Songs of Love and War. Works by Monteverdi, Lasso, Brumel, Gombert, as well as Clement Janequin's famous La Guerre.
Friday, November 7, 8 pm. First Lutheran Church, 299 Berkeley St, Boston, MA.
*Tramontana presents: Prière: 17th century French sacred music for voices and viols.
Friday, November 14, 7:30 pm. Church of the Advent, Boston, MA
Saturday, November 15, 7:30 pm. Cambridge Friends Meeting House, Cambridge, MA
*The Church of the Advent The Feast of Christ the King. Schubert, Messe in G, D 167, Handel Zadok the Priest, HWV 258, Handel "Queen Caroline" Te Deum in D Major, HWV 280
Sunday, November 23, 11:15 am. Church of the Advent, 30 Brimmer St, Boston, MA
*The Henry Purcell Society of Boston presents: Te Deum and Jubilate: a sacred concert of music from Queen Mary's Royal Chapel.
Sunday, November 23, 3 pm. All Saints Parish, 1773 Beacon St, Brookline, MA
*La Donna Musicale and Rumbarroco present: A Latin Holiday Voyage.
Friday, December 5, 8 pm. United Parish of Brookline, 210 Harvard St, Brookline, MA
Sunday, December 7, 4:30 pm. Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St, Peterborough, NH