“Daniel Taylor stood out with his beautiful and powerful countertenor…The performance concluded with rapturous applause, praising the fact that the Bach Choir resides in Bethlehem.” Read more at mcall.com.
“It’s clear that Daniel Taylor adores the human voice. He has meticulously chosen the singers he works with and shepherds these talents with sensitivity and a deep understanding of the music. This vale of tears turns into a river that flows forth, nearly a century later, into Bach’s Cantata BWV 165.” – Read more at […]
“Daniel Taylor’s heartfelt alto singing continues to be greatly rewarding.” Read More
“Daniel Taylor’s purity of tone and dramatic urgency lent the arias “Qui sedes” and “Agnus Dei” heart-gripping immediacy.” READ MORE
“The most notable part of the performance was the duet between Kirkby and Taylor. Kirkby’s voice was as centred and radiant as always.” Read more here.
“Sherezade Panthaki’s Michal was glorious, her clear, crystalline soprano piercing Koerner Hall, making her character come alive in her purity and goodness.” “Daniel Taylor’s counter-tenor, clear and focused, provided a perfect rendition of the sweetness and goodness of the Bible’s David.” Read more here.
“Popular countertenor Daniel Taylor returns this summer. He kept the audience amused with low-key clowning around on stage during the rehearsal in between moments of angelic singing, including his high-flying Bach duet with tenor Thomas Cooley.” Read more: http://www.montereyherald.com/ci_23652994/bach-festival-conductor-paul-goodwin-gives-taste-whats#
“The canticle was first performed in 1952 by the contralto Kathleen Ferrier, the tenor Peter Pears (Britten’s lifelong partner) and the composer at the piano. The alto part can be taken by a countertenor, as it was here, with Daniel Taylor joining the superb tenor Anthony Dean Griffey and the accomplished young pianist Gloria Chien.” […]
“A pared-down MSO, two remarkable voices and an extremely communicative conductor joined forces in an absolutely captivating evening of Baroque music on Friday.” “The two singers brought distinctly different sounds to the solo and duo arias of Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater” and several by Handel. Van Doren’s sound is clear, fluid and extremely facile, while Taylor’s […]