He is a tenor born in Michigan who has now settled in
Performing nationally and internationally he has
performed as Apollo in Handel’s Semele in the European Spoleto
Festival, made his debut in New York in The Rape of Lucretia by
Benjamin Britten as the Male Chorus, appeared in L’Orfeo by
Monteverdi in the role of Orfeo staged by the Vox the Renaissance Consort
and Brubeck’s La Fiesta de la Posada as one of the three wise men,
performed with the composer and the Singing City Choir. He has also sung roles in Bach’s St.
John Passion, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius
Performing as a soloist he as worked with countless other
opera companies, choruses and ensembles that include the Chautauqua Opera, Cincinnati
Opera, Kennett Symphony, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the
Pennsylvania Opera Theater and Voices Chorale among many others.
He has appeared on radio’s The First Art and Performance
Today and working in collaboration with the Wiser Quartet and the guitarist
Allen Krantz, he has taken part in many recitals with them that have been
broadcast on Philadelphia’s WHYY-FM.
No stranger to the recording studio he has appeared on
several CDs that include Handel: Messiah, Handel: Acis and Galatea and
Bach: Magnificat by the Ama Deus Ensemble, Vespers by the
Choral Art Society of Philadelphia and Gloria! Gloria! by Benita
Valente, The Philadelphia Singers and the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra
The Philadelphia Singers recordings
Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
RCA 6559-2-RC (Gloria! Gloria!)
Soprano – Benita Valente
Concerto Soloists Chamber
Orchestra of Philadelphia
Conductor – Michael Korn
7. CD Liner Notes: Gloria! Gloria!