...and the Pastyme Consort
Renaissance Music in Praise of the Virgin Mary
Jody Lee, Soprano
Francis Toldi, Dulcian
Francis Toldi is a native of Carmel, having recently returned after many years in the San Francisco Bay Area. His current musical focus is on the dulcian (Renaissance bassoon) and voice. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from San Francisco State University, with further private study on clarinet with Alan Balter in San Francisco, and on Balinese gender wayang with John Badanes and Lisa Gold. He continued with study and performance on various woodwinds, including clarinet, Hungarian tárogáto, quena, recorders, and dulcian. His primary performing emphasis over many decades was singing and playing woodwinds in the Coro Hispano de San Francisco and Conjunto Nuevo Mundo.