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American Lyric Tenor Appointed to Institute of Sacred Music Voice Faculty

The Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale School of Music announce the appointment of the American lyric tenor James Taylor (pictured below) to the voice faculty in the Program in Early Music, Song, and Chamber Ensemble, as Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Voice. Professor Taylor joins Yale from the Musikhochschule in Augsburg, Germany, where he has been a tenured professor of voice since 2001. He is one of the most sought after oratorio singers of his James Taylorgeneration, appearing worldwide with such conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Herbert Blomstedt, Daniel Harding, Harry Christophers, Osmo Vänskä, Phillipe Herreweghe and Franz Welser-Möst, and touring extensively with Helmuth Rilling.

Important guest appearances have included concerts with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Concentus Musicus of Vienna, the Toronto Symphony, Tafelmusik, the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, the Orchestra of St. Lukes, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Symphony. He has recorded Dvorak's Stabat Mater, Mendelssohn's Paulus, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Händel's Messiah, Bach's B Minor Mass, and the songs of John Duke. Professor Taylor is one of the founders of Liedertafel, a vocal ensemble which has appeared in major European music festivals and recorded for the Orfeo label. A recording of Scottish and Welsh songs by Franz Josef Haydn, together with Donald Sulzen and the Munich Piano Trio, has recently been released. He holds degrees from Texas Christian University and the Hochschule für Musik in Munich.

Further information at James Taylor's Website.


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