Tenor David Tayloe will perform a free, public recital at Randolph College this Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Wimberly Recital Hall, inside Presser Hall.
Praised as a “lovely tenor who sings with Mozartean finesse,” Tayloe will perform a recital of British and German art song, including works by Purcell/Britten, Wolf, and Finzi. In addition to his public concert, Tayloe is leading a master class in voice with Randolph students as well as a workshop with choral students at E.C. Glass High School.
A native of North Carolina, Tayloe is currently an assistant professor of voice at the University of Alabama. He has made appearances with the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Louisiane, Piedmont Opera Company, the A.J. Fletcher Institute, LSU Opera, and the Frost Opera Theater. Recently, he was a semifinalist in the Oratorio Society of New York competition and a finalist in the American Bach Society Competition. He was also awarded the Stern Fellowship at Songfest in Los Angeles.
Tayloe has collaborated with composers on their original work including Libby Larsen, Ben Moore, Jake Runnestad, and Thomas Sleeper, including the West Coast premiere of Ben Moore’s Dear Theo and the world premiere of Thomas Sleeper’s Beatrice Bends for her Blue Ball. He has performed with the Grammy nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and Voices among other professional ensembles.
Tayloe holds degrees from the North Carolina School of the Arts, Louisiana State University, the University of Miami, and a doctorate from the Eastman School of Music.