Valerie Coates has appeared in oratorio as alto soloist in New York City with the West Village Chorale, in Carnegie Hall with the London Sinfonietta; in New Jersey with the Choral Art Society, Masterwork Chorus, Chorus of Communities, Monmouth Civic Chorus; and in Long Island with the Long Island Choral Society. Stage performances include the roles of Mary Jacobi and Mary Magdalene in The Play of Mary Magdalene and the role of Rachael in the Play of Herod with the Ensemble for Early Music; and the role of St. Lucy in the musical drama Increase at LaMaMa, ETC. Ms. Coates has been presented in recital in London at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James’ and St. Olave’s churches; in New York City on the New York Public Library concert series at Donnell and Lincoln Centers as well as the National Landmarks Concert Series at Federal Hall and Roosevelt’s Birthplace, and the Saint Peter’s Concert Series at Citicorp Center, and in New Jersey at the Mahwah Public Library. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Early Music Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music in Voice Performance from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Arts in Medieval Studies from Columbia University.
Jason Andrews, a Texas native, is frequently heard in solo piano, vocal and chamber music recitals. Mr. Andrews has performed in many of New York City’s noted venues, including both the Weill Recital Hall and Isaac Stern Audituorum at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Symphony Space, Steinway Hall, CAMI Hall, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Trinity Church’s Noonday Concerts, the Liederkranz Foundation’s Recital Hall, Tenri Cultural Institute, Le Frak Auditorium of Queens College, and Bard College. Mr. Andrews is a frequent performer for the Music at Saint Alban’s Recital Series in Staten Island. He performed Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy for Piano, Orchestra and Chorus with the series, as well as solo recitals. Mr. Andrews also performs frequently with the Saint Alban’s Piano Trio, of which he is the founder. He attended Sam Houston State University in Huntsville TX for three years, after which he transferred to the Manhattan School of Music in New York City where he received his Bachelors and Masters of Music in Piano Performance. Mr. Andrews is on the music faculty of the Caedmon School in Manhattan.