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Songs of Love and Passion
Handel's Messiah
Excerpts from Die Fledermaus
Ravel's Histoires Naturelles
Maestro Spinelloccio
Gil
Jazz Standards, Folk, & Opera
Being Alive
Life Is...

I currently work as a freelance vocalist in Tkaronto (Toronto). 

I sing professionally with Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, The Theatre of Early Music, and most recently Artemis Musicians' Society, a collective of musicians brought together by their experiences as survivors of sexual assault.

For enquiries about performances or fees, please send an e-mail to dan.bb.music@gmail.com

Voice Bio: 

Classically trained baritone Dan Bevan-Baker enjoys a wide range of performing experiences from opera to musical theatre to improvisation. He received a Bachelor of Music (Voice Performance Major, Psychology Minor) from McGill University under the guidance of the late American baritone, Sanford Sylvan. During his studies, Dan performed the following roles and partial roles (*) with Opera McGill: Antonio & Figaro* (Le Nozze di Figaro), Maestro Spinelloccio (Gianni Schicchi)Starveling (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Nano (Volpone), and chorus in Die Zauberflöte. He also sung in Cappella Antica, Early Music Ensemble, and Schulich Singers. Dan was fortunate to have received the following awards and scholarships from McGill University: Outstanding Achievement in Voice Award, Duncan Campbell Award, Oxford Music Scholarship, E. Gordon Cleather Scholarship, Donalda Prize, Schulich School of Music Scholarship, Dean's Honour List, and an Academic Entrance Scholarship.

 

Dan has participated in summer training programs at Orford Academy and Domaine Forget, collaborating with pianists in the world of art song. He has also performed in masterclasses led by notable musicians such as Carrie-Ann Matheson, Liz Upchurch, François Le Roux, Russel Braun, Lena Hellström-Färnlof, and Amy Burton. 

Favourite performance experiences include the Viennese Ball of Montreal, bass soloist in Fauré's Requiem, La Compagnie Baroque-Mont-Royal, and bassist with choirs such as Seraphim, Yellow Door Choir, Montreal West Presbyterian Church, Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul, Beaconsfield United Church, and Luminos Ensemble. 

An avid musical theatre performer, Dan has performed in multiple cabarets with The Guild, Savoy Society, and Victoria Playhouse. Other performance credits include: Up In Smoke (Feast Dinner Theatre), Follow the Fiddler (Victoria Playhouse), Abegweit: Soul of the Island (Charlottetown Festival Young Company), Christmas in Killarney (Kings Playhouse), Up In Smoke (Feast Dinner Theatre), and the title role in Ian the Fiddler (Victoria Playhouse), written and composed by his late grandfather, John Bevan-Baker. 

Keen to explore the gamut of sounds created by the voice, Dan enjoys engaging in vocal improvisation, as most recently heard in a concert of improvised works based on music and well being, organized by his former Concordia University music therapy professor, Deborah Seabrook. 

Dan also finds great fulfillment bringing his inner experiences to life through songwriting, accompanying his voice with guitar and piano. 

O Swallow, Swallow 
Pianist: Olivier Godin
Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC
She's Like the Swallow
Pianist: Olivier Godin
Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC
The Prayer
Pianist: Elaine Choi
Toronto, ON
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Pianist: Olivier Godin
Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Gypsy Songs
Pianist: David Terriault
Redpath Hall, McGill University, Montreal, QC
Saints and Sinners
Violin: Kate Bevan-Baker
Montreal, QC & Toronto, ON

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