Baritone David Newman enjoys an active and varied concert career throughout North America. Hailed as “electrifying” by the Washington Post and noted by The Philadelphia Inquirer for his “eloquent, emotional singing,” he has a particular love for Baroque music in general, and Bach in particular. His long association as soloist with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem has included many of Bach’s major works, and a recording of Pilate in St. John Passion for Analekta. He performs and records regularly with Opera Lafayette, including acclaimed productions of Monsigny’s Le Deserteur and Le Roi et Le Fermier, and Lalla Roukh by Felicien David, all released on Naxos. He can also be heard on the Dorian, Philips and K617 labels.
Mr. Newman teaches voice and music theory at James Madison University. He is the founder of Art Song Central, an archive of free public domain sheet music, and maintains a presence on YouTube, where he teaches ear training and a variety of other subjects through original songs.