Seasons with Chorale: 17
Previous LAMC solos:
Voice Part CHORALE: Bass
Hometown: Portland, OR
BA, Occidental College
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do? Technical Editor/Writer at Psomas
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform? Voice Faculty, Pomona College
I've performed with the LA Phil, LA Chamber Singers, Millennium Consort, The Concord Ensemble, Tesserae, Musica Angelica, Synchromy, Cappella Romana, Catacoustic Consort, and multiple other ensembles and organizations locally and across the US.
Guest Appearances: The Wolf in Synchromy's premiere of Any Excuse Will Serve a Tyrant, a micro-opera by Jason Barabba; baritone soloist in Celliola's premiere of Exstream of Consciousness, a concert piece by Tom Flaherty; Dan in Michael Wolf Webster's All That Fall
Chorus in more than fifty feature films, including Sing, Frozen, Rogue One, and The Secret Life of Pets.
Highlights of your musical career: LAMC's Lagrime di San Pietro; LA Phil's premiere of John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary; headlining the Berkeley Early Music Festival with The Concord Ensemble; singing a duet (as Gilles de Rais) with the skeleton of an eight-year-old child as part of a cabaret evening at the Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village.
Favorite choral work(s): On some level, whatever we're rehearsing at the moment...but, Vaughan Williams' Three Shakespeare Songs; Barber's Reincarnations; Bach's Magnificat. Ask me tomorrow and the list will be different, because there is SO MUCH AMAZING MUSIC IN THE WORLD!
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience: The moment of silence when the final chord ending the final movement of the first performance of the Lagrime di San Pietro faded, before the applause began.
What are you listening to these days?
NPR, Hamilton: The Musical soundtrack, Descendants 2 soundtrack (at the request of my daughter).
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Where do you live in L.A.? Long Beach
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers? Drive up Angeles Crest Highway to Mt. Wilson on a clear day to see the entire LA-Basin -- if you can do it at sunset, even better, because the light show is amazing.