Recent Projects

More Than Ornaments

Thursday, November 4th, 2021, 1:00pm

Festival Theatre Building, Wolfville NS

Christianne Rushton, mezzo-soprano, and Mary Castello, piano 


Beyond Les Six

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

St Andrews United Church, Halifax NS

Scotia Chamber Players Series

Jack Chen, flute, and Mary Castello, piano


20th Century Song Recital 

Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 7:00pm

Central Mennonite Church, Archbold OH

Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Marie Engle, mezzo-soprano, and Mary Castello, piano

works by Poulenc, Berg, Copland, and hits from Great American Songbook

Saratoga Sings for Seniors

October 2019

Opera Saratoga, Saratoga Springs, NY (and surrounding area)

Outreach concert tour featuring opera and musical theatre favourites

A 30th Anniversary Cello Recital

Tuesday October 8th, 2019

The Music Room, Halifax

Rachel Desoer cello, and Mary Castello, piano

Frank Bridge sonata 

Nova Scotia Youth Choir

September 2019 Concert tour 

Tatamagouche, New Glasgow, Halifax

with guest conductor, Leonard Ratzlaff

Songs for women... and by women

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 11:30am

Denton Auditorium, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS 


Paula Rockwell, mezzo-soprano, and Mary Castello, piano

Music by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Libby Larsen

Just Jack!

April 23, 2019

InnerSpace Concerts

Jack Chen, flute, and Mary Castello, piano

An Evening of Contemporary Song and Cabaret

February 8, 2019

Cedar Centre, Windsor, NS 


Paula Rockwell, mezzo-soprano, and Mary Castello, piano

Music by Samuel Barber, Morten Lauridsen, William Bolcom 


A Noon Hour Recital: Wie Melodien

January 16, 2019

Conrad Grebel University College 

Bethany Hörst, soprano, and Mary Castello, pianist

Featuring Lieder by Brahms and Wolf


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, 2018, 7pm: University Lutheran Chapel, 1511 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

August 18th, 2018, 7pm: Central Mennonite Church, 21703 OH-2, Archbold, OH 43502

August 20th,2018, 7pm: Lindale Mennonite Church, 6255 Jesse Bennett Way, Linville, VA 22834

August 23rd, 2018, 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

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