David Vanderwal, tenor,
is in high demand for his clarion lyric
vocal qualities. The American
Bach Soloists, Seattle
Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival
Symphony Orchestra, Oregon
Symphony, New York Collegium,
well as many other regional orchestras across the nation have featured
him in roles. Based in New York City, he has also appeared as featured soloist with many choral
this last year Mr. Vanderwal has been busy with performances of Handel’s Messiah with the St. Paul’s Cathedral
Choirs of Buffalo, NY., Pax
Christi of Toronto, ON., Danbury
(CT) Symphony Orchestra, the Mendelssohn Choir (CT),
and First Congregational Church
of Greenwich, CT. He performed Bach’s Easter Oratorio, and a new concert
Mass of John Tavener with the Choir of St. Thomas Church, in New
York. Mr. Vanderwal has also been appearing with such groups as Tiffany Consort, Clarion, Concert Royale, Four Nations Ensemble, Waverly Consort, Early Music New York,
the Folger Consort,
and has been very busy with New York’s St. Thomas Church
throughout the year.
Vanderwal has recorded under the Allegro, Delos, Pro Musica
Gloriae, and Koch International record labels, and with Western Wind of New
York on their own label. He has also won several awards in
national and local vocal competitions.
Mr. Vanderwal will be singing in the Carmel Bach Festival in
California, and will be teaching and coaching at the International
Bachakademie’s Stuttgart Festival in Überlingen, Germany. He is
also presenting a set of song recitals through the year.
Vanderwal sang with a burnished baritone timbre, thoughtful phrasing
and acombination of intimacy and intensity that underscored
the drama of the tenor sections.” – The Oregonian, December
mastery of some of Handel's
most glorious tenor melismas was a delight." - The Advocate
& Greenwich Time, November 5, 2000.
" Tenor David Vanderwal brought an almost
hallucinatory ecstasy to his aria..." - The Austin American
Statesman, March 14, 2000.
"David Vanderwal brings a forthright tenor and a fine
sense of shape to his difficult arias." - Fanfare magazine,
March/April 1997, in its review of PGM's Bach St. John Passion CD.
Updated Feb 2009
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