Music

Next Performances

My next performances will be singing Puccini’s La bohème as part of the West Bay Opera chorus. This will be a contemporary version set in present-day San Francisco. Igor Vieira will direct and José Luis Moscovich will conduct. Performances are October 12, 14, 20, and 21 at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. The Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 pm and the Sunday performances are at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available online and at the box office.

In March 2019 I will be the Yeoman Soloist in Lyric Theatre of San Jose’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Yeoman of the Guard. I get to sing the age-appropriate “This the autumn of our life” towards the start of the show. Walter Mayes will direct and Paul Zawilski will conduct. Performances are March 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31 at San José City College Theater. The performances on the 23rd and 29th are at 8:00 pm while the rest are at 2:00 pm. Tickets are available online and 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 1980sIn Memory of Herb Pomeroy, 1930 – 2007, father of jazz at MIT