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John Holiday: Opera Star Recital

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Schuster Center April 3, 2022 3:00 pm


John Holiday, countertenor

Grant Loehnig, piano

G.F. Handel

  1. “Ombra Mai Fu”from Serse          

Henri Duparc

  1. Phidylé
  2. Le manoir de Rosemonde 

Margaret Bonds from Three Dream Portraits    

  1. 1. Minstrel Man
  2. 2. Dream Variation
  3. 3. I, too, sing America

Lori Celeste Hicks Sence you went away

John Wesley Work, III Soliloquy    

Robert L. Morris from Lyric Suite

  1. Humoresque
  2. Gospel Blues
  3. Juba 

John Holiday, countertenor

Neeki Bey, piano

George Gershwin from Porgy and Bess “Summertime”
Stevie Wonder You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
Erroll Garner Misty  

Thelonious Monk Round Midnight

Adam Argyle, Josh London and Steven McMorran  Waste Mine     

Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell Fever

Leonard Cohen / Norah Jones Hallelujah / Come Away With Me

Rob Grimaldi and Doug Brown Love Finds a Way

Eric Carmen All By Myself   

About the Recital

This season’s opera star recital features the genre-defying countertenor John Holiday, fresh from his Metropolitan Opera debut. John Holiday has established himself as “one of the finest countertenors of his generation” (Los Angeles Times) and his voice has been praised as “a thing of astonishing beauty” (New Yorker). The recent finalist of NBC’s The Voice will present a special program entitled The John Holiday Experience, which bridges the gap between classical and contemporary, jazz, and soul music. This not-to-be-missed concert offers an eclectic mix, from opera arias to classical art song to an array of songs by composers from a multitude of genres, including Stevie Wonder, George Gershwin, and Thelonious Monk. Pianists Grant Loehnig and Neeki Bey will join John for this special concert.

On NBC’s The Voice

Opera Classics

What is a Countertenor?


Opera Guild of Dayton

Jesse and Caryl Philips Foundation