Richard Van Hessel


Richard Van Hessel is a founding member of The Whole Noyse. He studied trombone at S.U.N.Y. Purchase with Roger Smith and John Swallow, and has performed at Shakespeare festivals in California, Utah, and Oregon, where he also served as director of the musicians.

Richard has a special interest in the English Ballad literature of the 16th through 18th centuries, and has published a collection of ballads, A Reveller’s Jovial Companion. He has performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, the American Bach Soloists, the American Classical Soloists, and at the Aston Magna Festival. He can be heard on recordings with The Whole Noyse, Magnificat, Shira Kammen, the American Bach Soloists, and the Vancouver Cantata Singers.