The Dodworth Saxhorn Band is fortunate to have five fine vocalists; Lori Gould, Annie Klark, Carol Ambrogio Wood, Dustin Scott, and Ted Badgerow to help it bring the musical past to life. The DSB uses two vocalists, one female and one male, for a given concert. The vocalists sing, dance, and provide the stories throughout the concerts.
The DSB is very unique in that they teach about 19th century life and history while providing wonderful 19th century music on authentic period instruments. This is truly a one of a kind musical group. See below for more information about these three talented individuals.
As vocalist for the DSB, Ted Badgerow has enjoyed a decade with the band -- especially the many unique experiences encountered in traveling to and from hundreds of concerts. He performs frequently as the Stroller Extraordinaire, and with the popular duo Strolling Serenade. Ted also sings with the River Raisin Ragtime Revue, and is vocal soloist on the ensemble's acclaimed Ragtime Detroit CD as well as the DSB's Home Sweet Home. He considers himself blessed to sing with two of America's finest period ensembles. A trained classical guitarist, Ted directs a church choir and has acted in or directed countless theatrical productions. He sings and plays the guitar, fife, harmonica, flute, banjo and pennywhistle for educational programs, workshops on 19th-century music, parties of all kinds, farmers' markets, weddings, funerals, birthday parties, hayrides, and holiday celebrations. A member of the Ann Arbor Federation of Musicians, Ted began singing in restaurants professionally in 1971. You may hear him as the Caroler Extraordinaire in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti each December, or with his soprano partner Nancy J. Daly caroling in Greenfield Village.
After many years as a prizewinning designer and installer of ceramic tile and marble, Ted now works as a personal chef in Ann Arbor. In 1981 he established Michigan's first modern microbrewery, serving as president, CEO, brewmaster, and assistant bottlewasher. Ted enjoys spending time with his wife Kathy and their children, pedaling to the end of the pavement wherever the DSB is touring, barbequing and baking pizzas for the band, and jumping into the Great Lakes every chance he gets.
Lori Gould decided she wanted be a singer while walking home from school, sometime in her 6th year of life. Performing all through junior and High School in a professional song and dance group, she went on to major in Music Theatre at ASU. She was the Soprano Soloist at Paradise Valley Methodist Church in Arizona for six years and substitute Director of the choir for four. In college and out she was a member of tour choirs (and soloist) that traveled to England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, Luxemburg and Brussels. She has been involved in the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society for over 16 years and, although she is a soprano, she has played many of the mezzo "funny old lady roles" including, Buttercup, Cousin Hebe, Lady Sangazure, Lady Jane, Dame Hannah, and the Duchess of Plaza-Toro. She sang as the Soprano Soloist in the First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor Michigan for eight years. She can be found on occasion singing in retirement homes and assisted living communities. Lori is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, a professional Musicians Fraternity. She has sung with the Dodworth Saxhorn band since the spring of 2007.
Lori's "day job" is working as the Student Services Coordinator at the College of LS&A at the University of Michigan. She is also a jeweler, and accomplished cook (so say all those whom she has fed!) and sometime caterer.
Annie Klark has been a working actor and musician throughout the Detroit Metro Area for over ten years. She graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in Vocal Music Performance and English Literature. Since then, she has been a regular performer with Michigan Opera Theatre at the Detroit Opera House, and has also appeared at numerous other theatres in the area, including the Toledo Opera, JET theatre, Trenton Village Theatre, Downriver Performing Arts Center, and the Marquis Theatre, among others. Annie is a professional church musician, as well as performing regularly with Brainstormers, a touring educational improv troupe. In addition to performing, Ms. Klark enjoys being an educator, serving as Children's Music Director at Grosse Pointe Memorial Church, Conductor of the MOT Children's Chorus Preparatory Choir, Director of Summer Children's Theatre Day Camp at the Marquis Theatre, and Co-Founder of 4th Wall Theatre Company for children with special needs.
Dodworth Saxhorn Band's newest vocalist, Dustin Scott, is a professional singer with experience in opera and concert repertoire. He most recently performed as an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera, and covered Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Charlie in Brigadoon under Maestro Christopher Larkin as a Young Aritist at Ash Lawn Opera in Charlottesville, VA. With Toledo Opera, Dustin sang the Officer in Ariadne auf Naxos and over 60 performances of Tamino in the Opera on Wheels program. Other roles performed include Nemorino (L'elisir d'amore), Lyric Tenor (Postcard from Morocco), and Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte). Interested in any kind of performing opportunities.
Carol Ambrogio Wood
Soprano Carol Ambrogio Wood is thrilled to be a new member of the Dodworth Saxhorn Band. She comes to the Band with a wealth of musical and theatrical experience including the title role in Seymor Bara's Snow White, Sam in Green Eggs and Ham, (both with the Great Lakes Lyric Opera) and the role of Scent-of-Lilies in The Rose of Persia with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP). In 2009, she was heard in recital as part of Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church's Music Series and was a featured soloist in Detroit's very own bal de Versailles, where she sang a varied Baroque repertoire for the L'Alliance de Francaise de Detroit.
During her years in New York City, Carol was heard on the radio, on the Internet, in the New York Film Festival, in recordings, and with the Trinity Wall Street Choir on Good Morning America. She has been a featured soloist in many ensembles, singing music from Bach to Schoenberg. Carol has also premiered new music written expressly for her by composer Matthew Pittsinger. She can be heard on the Trinity Choir and Rebel Orchestra's 8-disc compilation of Haydn's Complete Masses and singing Ave Maria on Joshua Bell's recording The Voice of the Violin.
Carol received her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Wayne State University and will pursue her Master's degree in Vocal Performance at Oakland University this fall. In addition, she is a professional member of Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian's Chancel Choir and the Michigan Opera Theatre chorus. Carol continues to be a freelance singer around the Metropolitan Detroit area and maintains a private voice and piano studio.