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Neil Ewachiw


Baritone Neil Ewachiw has appeared as soloist in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, the Requiems of Brahms, Fauré and Duruflé, as well as the Bach St. Matthew Passion, Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël, Haydn Lord Nelson Mass, Beethoven Choral Fantasy, and Handel Messiah. Operatic roles include Marcello in La Bohème, Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Pluton in Orphée aux Enfers, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte. In 2010 he appeared as featured soloist in the annual Fourth of July All-American Celebration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and has performed for the interments of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford, as well as former First Lady Betty Ford.

Neil received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Neil is a former member of the critically acclaimed, professional Medieval trio, ALTA. During his tenure with the group, he performed on over a dozen replicas of various historical instruments and sang the lead role in both the Baltimore and Washington premiers of The Play of Daniel.

As a conductor, Neil provided an international platform for the Catholic University Chamber Singers in 1999 when he led them in a week of performances in Rome, which included a private audience with Pope John Paul II and a concert of sacred music broadcast around the globe on World Vatican Radio and National Public Radio as a part of a Millennial radio concert series. He has prepared or conducted such choral masterworks as Honnegger's Le Roi David, Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel's Messiah, Saint-Saëns' Oratorio de Noël, Vivaldi's Gloria and the Requiems of Fauré, Duruflé, Rossini and Brahms. Theatrical conducting credits include: The Secret Garden, Seussical! West Side Story, Into the Woods, Man of La Mancha, Chess, City of Angels, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma! and Guys and Dolls.

Neil is featured on the compact disc, "Come to Me: Love Songs for Chorus by American Composers" by the American Repertory Singers on Arsis Audio.

Watch Past Performances

Video 9/4/2019: The Juliet Letters: Neil Ewachiw and the Mellifera Quartet

Versatile vocalist Neil Ewachiw joins the Mellifera Quartet for a performance of The Juliet Letters. The dramatic song cycle, portraying imagined correspondence of Juliet Capulet, is the result of the 1992 collaboration between Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet.

Sept 4 - Neil Ewachiw