con·cer·tize (intransitive verb) – to perform in concerts (refers to soloists or conductors)

Yes, concertize is a word. I looked it up before I started writing this post.

Concertizing is something in which I have had some great opportunities, and I hope to have many more.

As a concert performer you sing as a soloist with an orchestra, a choir, or both. It is humbling and exhilarating to be featured in such an immense collaboration. In the spring of 2012 I sang the baritone solo in Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with the Lamont Orchestra and Choirs. It was one of the most artistically fulfilling performances I have ever had. The level of skill and attention required of the conductor, the chorus members, and the orchestral players was inspiring.

Don’t get me wrong. I love opera. But opera has the benefit of a plot, characters, staging, sets, costumes, and a host of other things. But concert music has only music and text. Nevertheless, it can be just as beautiful and moving as any opera. This is why I hope to continue concertizing throughout my singing career. And, I am very excited to announce my first professional concert performances.

On December 8th & 9th I will be performing as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Evergreen Chorale and the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. This will be my first time singing the bass solo in the Messiah and I hope it is the first of many. Go to the events page for more information or feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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