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William Simms

William Simms

William Simms, lute, theorbo, and guitar

William Simms, is an active performer of early music. Equally adept on lute, theorbo and baroque guitar, he appears regularly with the Bach Sinfonia, Apollo’s Fire, Harmonious Blacksmith, and The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. He has performed numerous operas, cantatas and oratorios with such ensembles as The Washington National Opera, The Cleveland Opera, Opera Lafayette, and American Opera Theatre. Venues include The National Cathedral, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Library of Congress, The Corcoran Gallery, The Kennedy Center and The Barns at Wolftrap. He has toured and recorded with The Baltimore Consort as well as with Apollo’s Fire. Mr. Simms received a Bachelor of Music from the College of Wooster and a Master of Music from Peabody Conservatory. He serves on the faculties of Mount St. Mary’s University and Hood College, and is the founder and director of the Hood Early Music Ensemble. He has recorded for the Dorian, Centaur, Naxos, and Eclectra labels.

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