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Douglas R. Benoit, Lyric Tenor



Summary

    Twenty years vocal training with sixteen years singing in professional, church, and school choirs, musical theater, opera and oratorio      soloist work with chamber orchestra both nationally and internationally.


Employment

  • Artistic Director of the Northeast Region, RESONANZ, New York, NY, 2015-present
  • Cantor and Soloist - Church of St. Paul, the Apostle, New York, NY, 2008-2015
  • Part-time Tenor Section - Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C., 2003 - 2004
  • Guest Cantor/ Tenor Section - Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C., 2002 - Christmas 2003
  • Choral Scholar - St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lakewood, OH, Fall 2003 - Spring 2004
  • Section Leader - First Church of Christ, Oberlin, OH, 2002- Spring 2003


Performance

  • Tenor Soloist - NYC Master Chorale New York City Premiere of Paul Leavitt's Magnificat - Church of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, New York City, December 2013
  • Guest Artist - CBS and the Church of St Paul the Apostle present A New York Christmas to Remember, hosted by Regis Philbin and featuring the Jim Henson Puppets, New York City, December 2013
  • Guest Artist - MOVE INTO THE LIGHT: A Concert Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II and the life of Pope John XXIII, Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York City, April 2012
  • Tenor Soloist - New York Reportory Orchestra & New York Festival Singers New Year's Eve Gala featuring J.S. Bach's Magnificat- Church of St. Paul the Apostle, New York City, December 2011
  • Tenor Soloist - Turtle Bay Music School Annual Messiah sing-a-long, New York City, December 2011
  • Tenor Soloist - NYC Master Chorale presents MAGNIFICAT featuring J.S. Bach's Magnificat- Church of Mary the Virgin, New York, City, December 2011
  • Tenor Soloist - Village Chorale, Summer Sings featuring J.S. Bach's Magnificat- Judson Memorial Church, New York City, June 2011
  • Tenor Soloist - NYC Master Chorale New York City debut of Paul Leavitt's Requiem- Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City, May 2011
  • Tenor Soloist - NYC Master Chorale European Premiere of Paul Leavitt's Requiem- Eglise Saint-Sulpice of the 6ème arrondisement Paris, France, April 2011
  • Tenor Soloist - NYC Master Chorale performance of Paul Leavitt's Requiem- Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Capital Hill, Washington D.C., April 2011
  •  Guest artist - The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Christmas Mass, Washington D.C., 2002
  • Guest artist - Trinity United Methodist, Annapolis, MD 2000 - present
  • Guest artist - St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Severna Park, MD 1999 - present
  • Vocal Master Class with Bobby McFerrin, Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD, 2000
  • Baritone soloist- Fauré Requiem with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis, MD, 2000
  • Beyond the Unfinished Symphony with Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks of New York City and The Arts for the Talented Youth Program’s Senior Division of the Peabody Preparatory, Baltimore, MD, 2001
  • Razzle Dazzle musical theater workshop, MD Hall, Annapolis, MD 1998
  • Cabaret Theater improvisational workshops, MD Hall, Annapolis, MD 1994-1999


Roles

  • Handel’s Alcina; opera chorus, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, 2003
  • South Pacific; Broadneck Sr. Highschool (Emile Debeque), 2001
  • Me and My Girl; Annapolis Summer Garden Theater (Major Domo and Lord Wilmot), Summer 1999
  • Strike Up The Band; Peabody Prep (Timothy Harper), 1999
  • Babes In Arms; Peabody Prep (Peter), 1998
  • The Boyfriend; Peabody Prep (Marcel), 1997


Awards & Honors

  • Lisa DiJulio Bertani Scholarship and the Rosa Ponselle Scholarship in addition to numerous achievement awards in voice, Peabody Preparatory 1994 - 2001
  • First place in the MD/DC chapter and third in the regional chapter competing in the Advanced High School Men category of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition, 2000
  • Completion of Intermediate I, Intermediate II, and Advanced with Honors Certificate Exams in Voice and Piano, Peabody Preparatory, 1999 - 2001
  • Recording of Sacred and Liturgical music with Basilica of the National Shrine choir for internationally distributed recording, Washington D.C., February - March 2004


Music Education

  • BM in Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA, 2004 - 2007
  • BM in Vocal Performance Studies; Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH, 2001 - 2004
  • Peabody Preparatory and Arts for the Talented Youth Program Diploma, Baltimore, MD 2001
  • Peabody Preparatory Advanced with Honors Certificate Exams in Voice, Baltimore, MD 2001
  • Musical Theater and Classical Voice; Peabody Preparatory and Conservatory, Baltimore, MD, 1994 - 2001