Seasons With Chorale: 33
Season Joined: 1984-85
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
California State University, Choral Music Education and conducting; Howard Swan, David Thorsen, Gordon Paine
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Film/TV soundtracks, LA Opera, Choir Director - New Hope Lutheran, Agoura Hills, Cantor - St. Charles Borromeo, North Hollywood
Nokia Live Christmas Concert soloist, Messiah Sing-Along (LAMC), Porgy and Bess (LA Opera), Holiday Wonders (LAMC)
Recent films: Ghostbusters, The Jungle Book, Creed, Pitch Perfect 2, Mean Girls (contractor); TV: Transparent, The Fosters, Lincoln Heights (contrator)
Highlights of your musical career:
Singing in inaugural concert of group Tonality. Singing Titanic solo with the Master Chorale ("It's A Wrap"), mezzo solos in Messiah sing-along, singing for LAMC Patrons' dinner, singing in my own folk trio, European tours with McNeil Jubilee Singers, Japan and U.S. Tours with Roger Wagner, making Disney Hall solo debut singing the Pocahantas solo
Favorite choral work(s):
Lux Aeterna - Lauridsen; Sure On This Shining Night - Lauridsen, B-Minor Mass - Bach, anything by Shawn Kirchner or Eric Whitacre
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
Getting a wonderful review in The Hollywood Reporter for my Titanic solo with LAMC's "It's A Wrap" concert
What are you listening to these days?
Comedy CDs by Kathy Griffin, D.L. Hugley and Gabriel Iglesias, LAMC Lux Aeterna
Anything you'd like to add about yourself?
Still looking for a volleyball game. I'll settle for "Family Game Night" (Boggle, Logo, Balderdash, anyone?) Proud of singing son Daniel O'Brien at CSUF and acting son Michael at SF Valley College.
Where do you live in L.A.?
What L.A. experience do you consider essential for visitors/newcomers?
La Brea Tar Pits, Walt Disney Hall + all of Music Center, Huntington Gardens, Watts Towers, Garment and Fashion District