Upcoming Events


Thursday, October 11th, 2018, 11:30am

Denton Auditorium, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS 


Bethany Hörst, soprano, and Mary Castello, pianist, in recital

with special guest Paula Rockwell, mezzo-soprano


Featuring Lieder by Brahms and Wolf

Melodies and Musings: A Collaborative Recital (part 2)

Marie Engle, mezzo-soprano; Melissa Mashner, flute; Mary Castello, piano 


August 16th, 7pm: University Lutheran Chapel, 1511 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

August 18th, 7pm: Central Mennonite Church, 21703 OH-2, Archbold, OH 43502

August 20th, 7pm: Lindale Mennonite Church, 6255 Jesse Bennett Way, Linville, VA 22834

August 23rd, 7pm: Edgewood Free Methodist Church, 250 Edgewood Ave., Rochester, NY 14618

Jake Heggie -  "The Deepest Desire"

Cary Ratcliff - "Fantasy"

Claude Debussy - "Trois Chansons de Bilitis"

C.M. Widor - "Suite for Flute and Piano"

Schubert Lieder and French Operetta selections

Past Events

Vienna, City of My Dreams

July 12, 2018; 7:30 pm

Spa Little Theater, 19 Roosevelt Dr, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


Opera Saratoga Young Artists in concert performing German Operetta semi-staged with supertitles.

Refugee Voices 

June 17, 2018; 7:00 pm


Massry Centre at College of St. Rose, 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203

Opera Saratoga Young Artists in a special concert featuring the music of composers who were refugees at some point in their compositional life.

A Bernstein Birthday Celebration

June 10, 2018; 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm 

The Mansion Inn, 801 NY-29, Rock City Falls, NY 12863

Opera Saratoga Young Artists perform well-known and lesser-known works by Leonard Bernstein in honour of his 100th birthday. 


Fridays at 12:30 Series at Don Wright Faculty of Music

January 19, 12:30 pm, Von Kuster Hall, Western University 

Bethany Horst, soprano; Leah Giselle Field, mezzo soprano; Mary Castello, piano — Alumna Bethany Horst and Dr. Leah Giselle Field present German Lieder and duets with collaborative pianist Mary Castello. Selections by H. Wolf, R. Schumann and J. Brahms.

Melodies and Musings: A Collaborative Recital

Recital Tour

Marie Engle, mezzo-soprano, Melissa Mashner, flute, Mary Castello, piano 


Jake Heggie The Deepest Desire, Victor Hugo songs, J.S. Bach Erbarme Dich, Philipe Gaubert Flute Sonata No. 1


THREE performances:

July 7, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI

July 9, 2017, 5:30pm, Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH

July 11, 2017, 7:30pm, Stirling Ave Mennonite Church, Kitchener, ON

Songs for Hope

A Benefit Concert for Bereaved Families of Ontario

January 22, 2017 | 2:00 pm

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Kitchener, ON

An afternoon of lieder and song with Soprano, Bethany Horst and Mezzo-Soprano, Lea​h Giselle Field.

Vancouver Opera

Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program

2016-2017 Season

Rehearsal pianist for Hansel and Gretel, Cendrillon, Otello, and Dead Man Walking.

July 2- August 8, 2016
Participation in the Franz-Schubert-Institute Master Course, "Poetry and Performance of the German Lied"
Baden Bei Wien, Austria