Musicians and Guest Artists

Murray Forbes Sommerville, artistic director emeritus

Strings
Andrea Dawson, violin
Carrie Kimbrough, violin
Emily Monroe, violin
Louise Morrison, violin
Rachel Prendergast, violin
Timothy Shiu, violin
Idalynn Besser, viola
Bergen Christensen, viola
Keith Nicholas, cello
Christopher Stenstrom, cello
Joshua Keller, viola da gamba
Tim Pearson, bass

Continuo
Polly Brecht, harpischord
Christopher Stenstrom, cello

Winds
Jessica Dunnavant, flute
Jared Hauser, oboe

Voice
Elvie Williams, bass


Murray Somerville Murray Somerville, Artistic Director Emeritus
Harpsichordist, organist, and conductor, Dr. Somerville was born in London and grew up in Rhodesia. He was a student of Bach conductor Karl Richter, studied at Oxford (Organ Scholar of New College under Sir David Lumsden), and holds a doctorate from New England Conservatory in Boston. Dr. Somerville was the founding conductor of the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, and was Music Director of the Winter Park Bach Festival in Florida. During his tenure as founding Artistic Director for Music City Baroque, the ensemble was three times named "Best of Nashville" by the Nashville Scene. Since his retirement, he and his wife Hazel reside in York and Charleston, South Carolina.