Virginia-born bass-baritone Daryl Yoder was raised in southern Africa and received his musical training at the Oberlin Conservatory and Boston University. Highlights of recent seasons include concert appearances with the baroque ensemble Three Notch’d Road at Shenandoah University’s Bach-Handel Festival, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Third Practice, Membra Jesu Nostri of Buxtehude at Emmanuel Church in Baltimore, and the DC premiere of Louis Andriessen’s opera/oratorio La Commedia with the Great Noise Ensemble. This past spring he created the role of Frank Spearman in Frances Pollock’s acclaimed new opera Stinney. He also appears frequently in recital in the Baltimore/DC area, in repertoire from Schubert’s great cycles to Chabrier, Finzi and Mussorgsky. He was a fellow at Tanglewood’s Bach Cantata Institute under the late Craig Smith.
Brian is a conductor active in the greater Washington, DC area. He has gained plaudits from The Washington Post, who praised his “subtle direction” and ability to summon “stunning melismas." In 2011, he and several of his colleagues founded Third Practice as a means of bringing contemporary and early vocal music to a new and broader audience. Brian earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the Yale School of Music, studying with Marguerite Brooks, Jeffrey Douma, Simon Carrington, and Masaaki Suzuki. He is also in demand as a lecturer, presenting throughout the United States and abroad on such far-reaching topics as Gregorian chant, early American music, and Soviet composer Alfred Schnittke. Brian serves as the Music Director and Organist at Frederick Presbyterian Church as well as the Director of Music Ministry at Mount St. Mary's University.
The dinner will feature Indian dishes prepared by amateur chef and North Baltimore Mennonite Church member, Dave Chalfoun. Dave has been cooking for benefits like these for 10 years and has earned a reputation for producing dishes that are remembered long after the event. He welcomes the opportunity to share his hobby with others for a good cause.
There will be a silent auction of a small number of select art works, and other appealing artifacts or experiences. Preview silent auction items from the link below:
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