VOICE 2018 Edition – ART SONG DIVISION
Biography 2018: A native of North Carolina, tenor David Tayloe has made appearances with the Santa Fe Opera, Opera Louisiana, Opera Birmingham, Piedmont Opera Company, the A.J. Fletcher Institute, LSU Opera, and Frost Opera Theater. As a concert singer, he has performed as Obadiah in Elijah, the Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion as well as the tenor soloist in the Magnificat, Finzi’s Dies Natalis, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, Lord Nelson Mass, Paukenmesse and Theresian Messe, Schubert’s Mass in A flat major, and Britten’s Serenade.
David has presented recitals across the United States and Europe, including a tour of Schubert’s Winterreise. David was a featured recitalist at the Opera America Center in New York City, with a performance of Winterreise. David has collaborated with composers on their original work including Libby Larsen, Ben Moore, Jake Runestad and Thomas Sleeper, including the West Coast premiere of Ben Moore’s Dear Theo, the world premiere of A Page Out of Zen by Ryan Jesperson, and the world premiere of Thomas Sleeper’s Beatrice Bends for her Blue Ball.
David Tayloe is generously sponsored by Fondation Lise & Richard Fortin.
Im Früling D. 882
The Sigh (A Young Man’s Exhortation op. 14)
Der Tambour (Mörike-Lieder)
Bleuet FP 102
L’hiver (Rondels op. 8)
Auf dem Flusse (Winterreise D. 911)
Winter Words op. 52
At day-close in November
From that moment (Out of Winter)
Weuhmut (Liederkreis op. 39)
Eternity is long enough (Out of Winter)
Er ist’s (Liederalbum für die Jugend op. 79)
L’hiver a cessé (La Bonne Chanson op. 61)
William Denis Browne
To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
Ralph Vaughan Williams
I will go with my Father a-ploughing
The World’s Highway
Sopra l’acqua indormenzada
I Strolled Across an Open Field
Im Haine D. 738
Dass sie hier gewesen D. 775
Auflösung D. 807
The Dance Continued (A Young Man’s Exhortation op. 14)
Full of Life Now
Described as a “superb partner” (schubert.org), pianist Mark Bilyeu passionately engages in music as a committed performer, inspiring teacher and enterprising curator. A finalist in the 2015 Das Lied Song Competition, he has studied at the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Britten-Pears Programme, and l’Academie Francis Poulenc, as well as with Malcolm Martineau, Roger Vignoles and Susan Manoff. He was named a Visiting Artist in Vocal Coaching and Collaborative Piano at the University of Northern Iowa. As a curator, his pride and joy is the Source Song Festival: a weeklong celebration of words and music in Minneapolis. He has recorded for the Bridge, Navonna, and Leaf record labels.
Mark Bilyeu is generously sponsored by Pierre-Paul Jodoin.