Work has begun on a new opera, Stillwaters, with writer/librettist, Wallace Wilhoit, Jr.
Concert at the American Cathedral in Paris. Bettina’s latest song cycle, Appetites: Songs on Poetry by Edna St. Vincent Millay, will have its world premiere at the American Cathedral in Paris. These new compositions were commissioned by the soprano Elisabeth Commanday and will be accompanied by the cathedral’s organist and choirmaster, William Buthod. Bettina will attend the premiere. Join us if you can!
Concert at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. The New York City Master Chorale will perform a concert of American Composers, which will include a piece written by Bettina. The choral work, Sometimes with the Heart, is excerpted from her recent song cycle on Emily Dickinson poems, written for mixed voices and piano. Check for more information and ticket purchase at the New York City Master Chorale website.
Dydd Dewi Sant! Happy St. David’s Day everyone!
365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks playing at The Public Theatre. Original music by Bettina Sheppard. Bettina is also performing in the show as singer and percussionist. Tickets and information at The Public Theatre website. http://www.publictheater.org/.
1/30/07 - 2/3/07 Event
365 Days/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks running at Barrow Street Theatre, an Off-Broadway theatre in Greenwich Village. Original music by Bettina Sheppard. Bettina is also performing in the show as singer and percussionist. Check out the Barrow Street website for details and ticket purchase. http://www.barrowstreettheatre.com/.
TraumNovela Concert with video presentation at the Barrow Street Theatre. See www.traumnovela.com for details of the event.
Recording at QMaster Music Studios the vocal tracks for new TraumNovela release.
Video Shoot for selections from TraumNovela was completed. The DVD will be available early spring 2007.
12/5/06 News Update
Great feedback from the Solus Release Party. Thanks, everyone!
Historic information about Caerphilly Castle has been added as a link on the Biography page.
A link to a wonderful web site providing beautiful pictures and detailed historical information about all of the castles of Wales has been added to the Links page.
11/1/06 News Update
The CD Release Party on October 27th was a phenomenal success in spite of the fact that there was a power outage at the party site! Lots of candles saved the event and actually lent it a fitting Halloween atmosphere. Thanks go out to all those who attended.
10/16/06 Site Update
CD Release Party Information page has been added.
Click here to learn about this exciting event!
10/5/06 Site Update
TraumNovela information pages and song clips have been added to the site. Check them out on the Music page!
10/2/06 Event Update
CD Release Party date has been set for October 27, 2006!
Bettina is singing Mozart's Requiem and Dvorak's Te Deum with the Astoria Symphony and the New York City Master Chorale - date: 11/11/06
9/8/06 Event Update
Bettina is singing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Astoria Symphony and the New York City Master Chorale - 2 dates: 9/10/06 and 9/17/06 in a concert commemorating September 11
Initial Site Launch
Welcome to the new website. Our deepest
thanks to Steve Gordon for designing this site with great humor and
Watch for news of the upcoming CD
Release Party! Solus is finally ready to go. We'll be playing
several of the tracks live and will offer plenty of refreshment and
fun. Meet the fabulous musicians of Brythonwen.
Onward to Edinburgh! Bettina has written
the music and lyrics for the new alternative musical theatre piece,
TraumNovela. It's Cirque du Soleil meets Twin Peaks,
a gloriously strange dance musical based on the story by Arthur Schnitzler.
The creative team consists of Chris Buchner, director; Juan Borona,
choreographer; and Bettina Sheppard, composer and lyricist. A workshop
of the piece was recently produced by Six Figures Theatre Company
in New York City and was chosen for the Edinburgh Festival 2007.