BRENNAN HALL (countertenor) is a native of Orlando, Florida and made his professional debut singing as a soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion with the American Bach Soloists, under the direction of Jeffrey Thomas. Hall was praised by the San Francisco Classical Voice for his “remarkably rich voice throughout his range... and admirable musical intelligence.” This is Hall's second season as principal alto soloist for the Bach Vespers concert series at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New York, performing over 25 cantatas in a season. Most recent highlights include the Easter Oratorio, Magnificat in D Major, and Ein feste Burg is unser Gott. Hall most recently made his Carnegie Hall debut singing in a Master Class with Martin Katz as part of Marilyn Horne’s annual series, The Song Continues. Hall recently was a featured artist in Rufus Wainwright’s If I Loved You – Gentlemen Prefer Broadway – An Evening of Duets at the 2014 Luminato Festival in Toronto and Noël Nights in New York at Town Hall.

Hall performed a Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler filmed opera as Horus in River of Fundament, which had its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He also performed several scenes from the movie at the 2012 Summer Holland Festival in Amsterdam. Hall most recently performed the role of Secrecy in Purcell's The Fairy Queen with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble and Arsamene in Handel’s Serse with the Bel Cantanti Opera Company. He also performed the title role in Phillip Glass’s Akhnaten with the Jacobs School of Music and Indianapolis Opera Company. Hall performed the role of the Spirit in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the ABS Academy in 2012 and created the role Willie in Small Box, a one-act opera by librettist Bruce L. Pearson and composer Herman Whitfield III.

Hall’s concert work as a soloist includes Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Handel’s Messiah and Judas Maccabaeus as well as Vivaldi’s Gloria, Schütz’s Die Sieben Worte Jesu Christi Am Kreuz, Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, and Dowland’s First Book of Ayres with Nigel North. Hall received his Master's from Indiana University’s Historical Performance Institute and Bachelor's of Art from Rollins College.

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