Neil Ewachiw, baritone
Baritone Neil Ewachiw earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His operatic roles include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Angelotti in Tosca, Pluton in Orphée aux Enfers, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Count Monterone in Rigoletto. His concert appearances have included the Vaughan Williams Hodie, Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzer and Ein Deutsches Requiem, Bach St. Matthew Passion, Mozart Coronation Mass, Haydn Lord Nelson Mass, Handel Messiah, and Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Nöel.
Neil is featured on the compact disc release, “Come to Me: Love Songs for Chorus by American Composers” by the American Repertory Singers on Arsis Audio. As a member of The United States Army Chorus, performances have included the arrival ceremony of Pope Benedict XVI at the White House, the State Dinner honoring Queen Elizabeth II, and the interments of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald R. Ford.
Mr. Ewachiw has appeared at concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, D.A.R. Constitution Hall and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He also teaches sacred music at Georgetown University, where he lectures on musical traditions as diverse as Native American ceremonial chant, West African Agbekor, Javanese gamelan and the evolution of the Roman Catholic mass as both a liturgical and musical form.