David Vanderwal


David Vanderwal, tenor, is in high demand for his clarion lyric vocal qualities. The American Bach Soloists, The Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, New York Collegium, Tafelmusik, as well as many other regional orchestras across the nation have featured him in roles. He has also appeared as featured soloist with many choral societies nationwide.

During this last year Mr. Vanderwal has been busy with workshops and performances with the renowned sextet, Western Wind, and was featured in a set of vocal recitals at the Carmel Bach Festival in California. Mr. Vanderwal has also been featured with such groups as Clarion, Concert Royale, Connectictut Chamber Choir and The Knights, New York's St. Thomas Church, Artek, Oregon Repertory Singers, Vox, and has been very busy with New York’s multiple Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinty Wall Street throughout the year.

Mr. Vanderwal has recorded under the Allegro, Delos, Pro Musica Gloriae, and Koch International record labels, and with Western Wind of New York on their own label. He has also won several awards in national and local vocal competitions.

Mr. Vanderwal has several upcoming engagements including Several Handel Messiah and Britten St. Nicolas performances, Evangelist in 2 sets of Bach St. John Passion in Oregon and Minnesota, as well as other oratorio works throughout the season. During the Summer he will be Singing in the Carmel Bach festival in California, and also is presenting a set of song recitals through this season.

David Vanderwal sang with a burnished baritone timbre, thoughtful phrasing and a combination of intimacy and intensity that underscored the drama of the tenor sections.” – The Oregonian

"Vanderwal's invincible mastery of some of Handel's most glorious tenor melismas was a delight." - The Advocate & Greenwich Time

"Tenor David Vanderwal brought an almost hallucinatory ecstasy to his aria..." - The Austin American Statesman

"David Vanderwal brings a forthright tenor and a fine sense of shape to his difficult arias." - Fanfare magazine, in its review of PGM's Bach St. John Passion CD

Nicolas was sung by powerful tenor David Vanderwal [...] The chorus narrated as Nicolas adjured in Vanderwal's glorious voice. [...] Vanderwal's magnificent voice rang with passion again in the concluding Death of Nicolas, [...] Trancendent.” - Greenwich Citizen

Tenor David Vanderwal was strong and steely in his arias. [...] and has really come into his own vocally; it’s a classy, glossy true tenor sound with agility to match.” - Oregon Arts Watch