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Meet the Cantorial Soloist: Bates O'Neal

Bates O’Neal, Tenor, Roots of Reform Judaism Cantorial Soloist

Our final featured artist for the 5781 High Holy Day Season is Bates O’Neal. Wearing many hats for us this year, he is our other Cantorial Soloist-in-Residence as well as a singer in the Taylor Festival Choir and the music editor for the wonderful remote performances that we are bringing to this holiday season!

More about Bates:

Bates O’Neal, tenor, is an avid operatic performer, recitalist, orchestral soloist, and choral singer who has performed throughout the east coast of the United States and in Italy. He has performed as a soloist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Trentino Music Festival, Miami Music Festival, and with numerous scholastic productions at College of Charleston and Mannes School of Music, The New School. A lover of choral music, Bates travels to Charleston, South Carolina frequently to perform with Taylor Festival Choir, where he recently performed the American premiere of Cormac Brian O'Duffy's Gefängnisgedichte as the tenor soloist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music - Vocal Performance from College of Charleston and a Master of Music - Vocal Performance from Mannes School of Music, The New School.


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