Music

Next Performances

My next performances will be singing in the chorus of Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades with West Bay Opera. These will be my first performances since COVID-19 shut things down in March 2020. Ragnar Conde will direct and José Luis Moscovich will conduct. Performances are May 20, 22, 28, and 29, 2022 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, California. The Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 pm and the Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available online or at the box office.

Ensembles

My most frequent performances are now with the West Bay Opera chorus. Recently I have also sung with South Bay Musical TheatreLyric Theatre of San Jose, and Redwood Symphony. In the past, I have sung with:

In the past I studied at:

Excerpts

Here I am singing in the tenor section of the Masterworks Chorale in November 1996, conducted by Galen Marshall:

Before I started singing, I was a trumpet player. I played in just about every musical group at MIT, including the Symphony Orchestra, Festival Jazz Ensemble, and Concert Band. The MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, directed by Herb Pomeroy, was one of the first three collegiate bands from the USA to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Here are two excerpts from our appearance at the 1981 Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival:

Herb Pomeroy and band performing in Copley Square, Boston, early 1980s

In Memory of Herb Pomeroy, 1930 – 2007, father of jazz at MIT