I will be singing the bass solos in Handel's Messiah three times this December:
-- Once in Bellingham, Saturday, Dec. 7. This is an evening performance (7:00 PM)
-- Twice in the Seattle area, Saturday Dec 14 and Sunday Dec. 15. Note that both are afternoon performances (2:00 PM).
Hope you can make it! Bring your score and sing along, except during my solos.
BELLINGHAM DEC 7
WHATCOM CHORALE and WHATCOM SYMPHONY
Deborah Brown, Artistic Director and Conductor
By Georg Frideric Handel
Sat, Dec 7, 2019 7:00 PM
Mt. Baker Theater 104 North Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 Tickets:
(360) 734-6080 firstname.lastname@example.org Mt. Baker Theatre Online Box Office
Tickets prices are $10-$20 Revel in the sublime sounds of Handel’s timeless “Messiah,” performed by the 90-voice Whatcom Chorale, the instrumentalists of Whatcom Chorale Sinfonia, and four superb soloists—Serena Eduljee, soprano; Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano; Stephen Rumph, tenor; and Michael Drumheller, bass—in the exquisite setting of Mount Baker Theatre! Visit www.whatcomchorale.org/ for more information.
SEATTLE DEC 14 & 15
ORCHESTRA SEATTLE and SEATTLE CHAMBER SINGERS
William White, Artistic Director and Conductor
By Georg Frideric Handel
Two Afternoon Performances:
Sat, Dec 14, 2019 2:00 PM
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1217 6th Ave (Downtown Seattle)
Sun, Dec 15, 2019 2:00 PM
Bastyr Chapel, 14500 Juanita Dr. NE (Juanita)
A timeless classic and a Seattle tradition. Join OSSCS as we once again present the region’s only performances of Handel’s full and unabridged score.
About the Soloists
Hailed as “ravishing” (New York Times) and possessing “sheer vocal proficiency, a bright, flexible voice, big but controlled, shaded with plentiful color” (Boston Globe), Canadian soprano Linda Tsatsanis enjoys a career that spans the concert hall, opera stage, movies and television, performing with groups such as the Tallis Scholars, Toronto Symphony, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Seattle, Pacific MusicWorks, Auburn Symphony and Seattle Opera. Holding a master’s degree from Indiana University specializing in historical performance, she has collaborated with the country’s most prominent early-music chamber ensembles. Her performance of William Bolcom’s Let Evening Come brought her to Carnegie Hall in 2016 and to Merkin Hall in 2018 in celebration of Mr. Bolcom’s 80th birthday. Gramophone described her debut solo album with Origin Classical, And I Remain: Three Love Stories, as a “seductive recital of the darker sides of 17th-century love.” Her past collaboration with the Mark Morris Dance Group inspired her most recent recording, Beethoven alla Britannia released on Centaur Records in 2016. She can also be heard on the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary When Seattle Invented the Future and various recordings by the CBC and Naxos. Ms. Tsatsanis is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington. Learn more: www.lindatsatsanis.com
Praised for her “focused mezzo, real presence, pearly clean sound and crystal-clear diction” (The Times), mezzo-soprano Nerys Jones gained huge success during her time at English National Opera (ENO) in London, perfecting her talent for playing “pants roles.” These included Hansel, Cherubino, Despina, Garcias, Zerlina, Mercedes, Kitchen Boy, Flower Maiden, 2nd Lady, Proserpina, Flora, Melissa, Sister Mathilde and Pitti Sing. She performed with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Early Music Consort and the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. Other roles include Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia; Dorabella in Così fan Tutte; Dryad in Ariadne Auf Naxos; Stewardess in Flight; and Angelina in La Cenerentola. More recently, Ms. Jones made her Seattle Opera debut as Inez in Il Trovatore , returning as Giovanna in Rigoletto. Since moving to Seattle, Ms. Jones has also enjoyed a busy concert schedule, working with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Chamber Music Society, Philharmonia Northwest and Northwest Sinfonietta. Learn more: nerysjones-mezzo.com
Tenor Brendan Tuohy has been praised by The Cincinnati Post for his “big, bold tenor edged with silver.” He returned to the Grant Park Music Festival in 2018 to sing Haydn’s Theresienmesse, following a 2017 performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Other engagements have included Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince with Opera Theater Oregon, Haydn’s The Seasons with OSSCS, Britten’s _War Requiem at the University of Washington, and the iSing International Music Festival in Suzhou, China. Recent operatic roles include Tony in Bernstein’s West Side Story, Aeneas in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Bénédict in Berlioz’ Béatrice et Bénédict, all with Eugene Opera, Ferrando in Così fan tutte with City Opera Bellevue, the Chevalier in Dialogues des Carmélites with Vashon Opera, and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Berlin Opera Academy. In France, he has sung Mozart with Opéra Orchestre National de Montpellier and Diomede in Cavalli’s recently rediscovered Elena with l’Op éra d’Angers-Nantes and l’Opéra de Rennes. Mr. Tuohy completed his academic training at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with a master’s degree in vocal performance. In 2008, he had the honor of singing and competing in the Metropolitan Opera National Council semi-finals in New York City. Learn more: brendan-tuohy.com
Bass-baritone Michael Drumheller has appeared on opera and concert stages across the nation, making solo appearances with the Seattle Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Tacoma Opera, Pacific Northwest Opera, Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Cleveland Orchestra and OSSCS, and working with such renowned conductors as Robert Spano, Gerard Schwarz and Leonard Slatkin. As a recitalist, he is especially interested in Russian vocal music and has been an invited performer of that repertoire at the Icicle Creek Music Festival and Wellesley College. Mr. Drumheller holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from Boston University, where he was a student of Phyllis Curtin, and has studied with Armen Boyajian, Robert Honeysucker and Julian Patrick, among other notable teachers. An alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, he also holds BS and MS degrees in engineering and science from MIT. His diverse background includes playing timpani in symphony orchestras and drumming and singing for his own rock bands. Learn more: michaeldrumheller.com