The Diversified Singing Career

February 27, 2021, 4:30 pm

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Reginald Mobley holding blue Baerenreiter Bach score
Countertenor Reginald Mobley. Image courtesy of the artist.

Meet five artists who have forged unique careers in arenas traditionally lacking diverse voices.  The final program for Black History Month features singers who thrive on the concert stage.



Johann Sebastian Bach: Missa in F major, BWV 233
V. Quoniam to solus sanctus
Reginald Mobley, countertenor
Click here to learn about countertenor Reginald Mobley.

George Frideric Handel: Solomon
Air: Ev’ry sight these eyes behold (Queen of Sheba)
Claron McFadden, soprano
Click here to learn about soprano Claron McFadden.

Hector Berlioz: Les Troyens 
Aria,”O blonde Cérès” (Iopas)
Kenneth Tarver, tenor
Click here to lean about tenor Kenneth Tarver.

Dame Ethel Smyth: The Prison
VIII. “The Prisoner Understands His Own Immortality”
Dashon Burton, bass-baritone
Click here to learn about bass-baritone Dashon Burton.

Richard Danielpour: The Passion of Yeshua
II. “Pesach”
Kenneth Overton, baritone
Click here to learn about Kenneth Overton‘s documentary Black Opera: The Film.

This episode of Listening to Singers will be available for listening on-demand until March 12.