So... in the way-back-time, before Yale, before Chanticleer, back when I was trying to decide if I had a future as a singer at all (and I was making most of my money wearing a hawaiian shirt and playing steel drum in central Ohio), I would make study CDs of my favorite singers (I had a super fancy 2x SCSI external CD burner). When I was learning Cacinni lute songs, the singer I studied was Julianne Baird. In 1999/2000, her recording of the Cacinni's song Dolcissimo Sospriro was the the template for both my pre-audition recording and subsequent successful audition performance of that piece for Chanticleer.
And now I'm singing the alto solos to her second soprano solos on a Bach B-minor Mass in Philadelphia.
Ain't life grand and full of fun connections? They say that the music world keeps getting smaller; the trick is to stay in the music world.