Bryan Lane is a performer with diverse tastes and abilities who desires to move his audiences on a deep level through honest performance of varied repertoire. He has been a roster member of the Master Chorale since 2015 and has sung professionally with the Oregon Bach Festival, Seattle Opera, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Opera Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Choral Society, San Diego Pro Arte Voices, and Pasadena Pro Musica amongst other esteemed organizations.
On the concert stage he has performed the role of the celebrant in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, tenor solos in Benjamin Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Craig Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard, the title role in Handel's Samson, Handel’s Israel in Egypt, Joseph Haydn's Creation, Paukenmesse and Harmoniemesse, Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro Della Beata Vergine, Mozart’s Vespers and Great Mass in C minor, and Arvo Pärt’s Passio. He was honored to make his Walt Disney Concert Hall solo debut in the Master Chorale’s 2015 Messiah Sing-Along.
A passionate and devoted performer of early music, Bryan was a winner of the 2015 Early Music America Summer Scholarship and has studied with Nancy Zylstra, Byron Schenkman, Stephen Stubbs, and Benjamin Bagby. Highlights of his early music career include tenor solos in the modern premiere of Christoph Graupner’s cantata “Ah, wo nun hin” with the Colby College Collegium and the modern premiere of an 11th century mass at the Getty Center with the late medieval scholar Dr. Alejandro Planchart.
He can be seen and heard in film projects including an on-screen role in the Master Chorale’s 2018 short film Lacrimosa directed by Arnaud Uyttenhove. His improvised vocal stylings have been captured on the exotic solo vocal library Voice of Gaia: Bryn, produced by Soundiron Instruments.
Bryan is on faculty at California Lutheran University and Westmont College and maintains a private voice studio in Ventura County. He holds an M.M. from UC Santa Barbara and an Artist Diploma in Early Music from Cornish College. He is a member of AGMA, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and Early Music America. Visit his website www.bryanlanemusic.com for more info and media.