David Newman – 164 word bio

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…

David Newman Bio – 94 words

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 is in particular demand as a Baroque specialist. His recent Pilate in St. John Passion at the Bethlehem Bach Festival was also recorded…

I’ve been busy

I haven’t written a blog post here in almost two years. Shame on me. It’s not as if I’ve had no news… As mentioned in the previous, ancient, blog post, I did go to the Carmel Bach Festival to sing Jesus in the St. Matthew Passion. I had been an Adams Fellow there in 1995,…

Back to Bach

I’m delighted to be back at the Carmel Bach Festival, after a hiatus of more than a decade… It’s a special year in several ways; Bruno Weil is leaving the festival after nearly 20 years, as is Elizabeth Wallfisch. The incoming conductor, Paul Goodwin, will be coming the last week to have a look around….

Changes afoot

The 2008-2009 season was a busy and turbulent one for me. I took on a second teaching position, which seemed like a wise financial move, while still maintaining a fairly busy performing schedule. It was too much. I am grateful that JMU gave me enough students this year that I could afford to drop the…

Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival

I’m pleased to have a great summer music festival, the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, right here in my own back yard. I’m singing a couple concerts with them this season, which are coming up next week. On Friday, June 13, I’ll be singing Eugene Friesen’s “Good Providence” with the festival orchestra. And on Sunday morning,…

April showers

We’ve had some rainy weather recently, but the last couple days have been just beautiful. I’ve been enjoying the outdoors and having the windows open while indoors. Taxes are now out of the way, and we’re entering the last week of classes at JMU, so I’m looking forward to a slightly slower pace over the…

It’s WHYY month!

I’m still coming down from the high of performing Il Combattimento this weekend, and getting to do it with some of my favorite people. Also fun was the surprise (to me) of having it videotaped for broadcast on WHYY. (There were five robotic cameras stationed about the theater.) I also did my first television interview…

No Strings Attached

I’ve been remiss at keeping this updated, but I’m headed to Philly shortly for another concert with Tempesta di Mare, the Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra. This one will be a first for me in several ways. For one, I’ve never been a participant in a puppet opera before. Secondly, it will be the first time I’ve…

Bach Sinfonia concert

I’m excited about my next performance with Bach Sinfonia, which happens this Saturday, October 20. I’ve performed with this group several times, and I was the bass soloist for their recent Dorian release of Handel’s Alexander’s Feast. While that was a rather small role, this concert features me rather prominently in two of my favorite…