The early music duo BEDLAM, featuring Soprano Kayleen Sanchez and lutenist Dr. Laudon Schuett, will be touring the Chicagoland area this coming March. BEDLAM will perform a program of Scottish lute songs from the 16th century, most of which are by anonymous composers. These rarely-performed works, from ballads to catchy dance tunes, are sure to enchant listeners of all ages! Admission is free for all four performances.  


Soprano Kayleen Sánchez is an imaginative, inspiring, and deeply communicative artist and teacher, equally effective whether performing opera, singing art song, or teaching historically-informed performance practice and healthy vocal technique. Kayleen has appeared as soprano soloist on multiple recordings with the St. Charles Singers and has performed with the Newberry Consort and Haymarket Opera. Kayleen will record two CDs this year featuring the music of composers George Morey and Paul Sanchez. www.kayleensanchez.com

Lutenist Dr. Laudon Schuett earned his BM in Guitar Performance under Frank Koonce at Arizona State University. While helping professor Koonce with transcriptions of vihuela music, Laudon became fascinated by the study and performance of early music. He entered the graduate early music program at the Eastman School of Music, studying lute, theorbo, and performance practice under Paul O’Dette. Laudon completed his MM in Early Music (Emphasis: Historical Plucked Instruments) in 2010 and has recently completed his DMA in Early Music. In 2011, Laudon won the Lute Society of America competition and performed a winner’s concert at the Boston Early Music Festival that year. Laudon has also written an article for the Lute of Society of America on articulation and interpretation in Nicolas Vallet’s music, published in their quarterly. In the fall of 2011, he co-directed a performance of John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis,” the first staged production in the Eastman School of Music’s new recital hall, Hatch Hall. In 2012, he was a recipient of the Lute Society of America scholarship to attend the 2012 LSA Summer Workshop but was unfortunately unable to attend. Laudon has also been a guest lecturer and performer at Glendale Community College, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, the Eastman School of Music, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is now an active performer and teacher in Rochester, NY. laudonschuett.wordpress.com
BEDLAM's Chicagoland tour is as follows:
Wednesday, March 19th: Fellowship Church of Carol Stream, IL, 7pm
Thursday, March 20th: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, IL, 7pm
Friday, March 21st: Grace Lutheran, River Forest, IL, 7pm
Sunday, March 23rd: Baker Memorial UMC, St. Charles, IL, 3pm
The early music duo BEDLAM, featuring Soprano Kayleen Sanchez and lutenist Dr. Laudon Schuett, will be touring the Chicagoland area this coming March. BEDLAM will perform a program of Scottish lute songs from the 16th century, most of which are by anonymous composers. These rarely-performed works, from ballads to catchy dance tunes, are sure to enchant listeners of all ages! Admission is free for all four performances.  

Soprano Kayleen Sánchez is an imaginative, inspiring, and deeply communicative artist and teacher, equally effective whether performing opera, singing art song, or teaching historically-informed performance practice and healthy vocal technique. Kayleen has appeared as soprano soloist on multiple recordings with the St. Charles Singers and has performed with the Newberry Consort and Haymarket Opera. Kayleen will record two CDs this year featuring the music of composers George Morey and Paul Sanchez. www.kayleensanchez.com

Lutenist Dr. Laudon Schuett earned his BM in Guitar Performance under Frank Koonce at Arizona State University. While helping professor Koonce with transcriptions of vihuela music, Laudon became fascinated by the study and performance of early music. He entered the graduate early music program at the Eastman School of Music, studying lute, theorbo, and performance practice under Paul O’Dette. Laudon completed his MM in Early Music (Emphasis: Historical Plucked Instruments) in 2010 and has recently completed his DMA in Early Music. In 2011, Laudon won the Lute Society of America competition and performed a winner’s concert at the Boston Early Music Festival that year. Laudon has also written an article for the Lute of Society of America on articulation and interpretation in Nicolas Vallet’s music, published in their quarterly. In the fall of 2011, he co-directed a performance of John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis,” the first staged production in the Eastman School of Music’s new recital hall, Hatch Hall. In 2012, he was a recipient of the Lute Society of America scholarship to attend the 2012 LSA Summer Workshop but was unfortunately unable to attend. Laudon has also been a guest lecturer and performer at Glendale Community College, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, the Eastman School of Music, and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. He is now an active performer and teacher in Rochester, NY. laudonschuett.wordpress.com

BEDLAM's Chicagoland tour is as follows:

Wednesday, March 19th: Fellowship Church of Carol Stream, IL, 7pm

Thursday, March 20th: St. Vincent DePaul, Chicago, IL, 7pm

Friday, March 21st: Grace Lutheran, River Forest, IL, 7pm

Sunday, March 23rd: Baker Memorial UMC, St. Charles, IL, 3pm