2019

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Season 

Highlights

This season, Mr. Giebler makes his début with Santa Fe Pro Musica, the National Cathedral Choral Society, a return to Carnegie Hall with the Oratorio Society of New York (Handel Messiah), and as Adam in the New York premiere of Julian Wachner/Cerise Jacobs’ opera, REV. 23, at the Prototype Festival

in January, 2020. 

Season Opener: Celebrating Ten Years of Musical Innovation

Music at Trinity Wall Street
Julian Wachner, Conductor
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7pm (pre-concert reception at 6pm) 
St. Pauls Chapel - New York, NY
Trinity celebrates the release of five major recordings this year and reflects on a legacy of commissioning, premiering, and recording multiple new works that Trinity Church Wall Street helped pioneer and develop, including three that won the Pulitzer Prize in Music. Many of these works’ thematic materials focus on Trinity’s core values and mission, exploring issues ranging from climate change and water justice to human trafficking and gender equality. This long weekend of events showcases these newer works alongside Trinity’s quintessential performances of early and sacred music.

J. S. Bach: Cantatas

Soloists of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street
Julian Wachner, Conductor
Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 2:30pm
Salle Bourgie - Montreal, QC, Canada
The Arte Musica Foundation continues its complete concert presentation of the sacred cantatas of J. S. Bach, one of the world’s most universally admired composers. In keeping with the liturgical cycle, each concert features at least one cantata for the Sunday it was originally composed.
Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid (I), BWV 3
Ein ungefärbt Gemüte, BWV 24
Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, BWV 51
In allen meinen Taten, BWV 97

Cantica Nova: Discoveries from Uppsala’s Düben Manuscripts

ACRONYM
Hélène Brunet, Soprano
Reginald Mobley, Countertenor
Brian Giebler, Tenor
Jonathan Woody, Bass-Baritone
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 4pm
Corpus Christi Church - New York, NY
In 1732, Gustaf Düben, the last of his family to serve as hovkapellmästare at the Swedish Court, gave his collection to Uppsala University. This trove contains 1,800 works by famous and obscure composers. ACRONYM, ever dedicated to finding repertory on the wild side, performs sonatas and cantatas by Capricornus, Schmelzer, Carissimi, and others.

The Sounds of Time: Songs of the Trouvères

TENET
Jolle Greenleaf, Soprano
Virginia Warnken, Mezzo-Soprano
Brian Giebler, Tenor
Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 5pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Milwaukee, WI
An exploration of 12th- and 13th-century songs by the French trouvères, who took over many of the forms invented by troubadours, but also infused a new, lighter vein into this great lyric tradition, in which “high art” songs of courtly love rub shoulders with cheeky tales.

Haydn: Harmoniemesse

Cathedral Choral Society
Jessica Beebe, Soprano
Mikki Sodergren, Mezzo-Soprano
Brian Giebler, Tenor
Jonathan Woody, Bass-Baritone
Steven Fox, Conductor
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5pm
Washington National Cathedral - Washington, DC
Sparkling with joy and vitality, Haydn's exuberant Te Deum and Harmoniemesse are paired with Mozart's shimmering "Laudate Dominum." Written at the height of his musical powers, Haydn's masterful Harmoniemesse is virtuosic and exhilarating music. 
Haydn, Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese
Mozart, Laudate Dominum (Vesperae Solennes de Confessore)

Haydn, Harmoniemesse

Handel: Messiah

The Naples Philharmonic
Radu Paponiu, conductor
James Cochran, chorus director
Adelaide Boedecker, soprano
Camille Sherman, mezzo-soprano
Brian Giebler, tenor
Junhan Choi, baritone
Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 8pm Hayes Hall
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7pm First Presbyterian Church
Naples, FL
The Naples Philharmonic and Chorus present one of music’s most beloved choral works in this rousing Christmas classic. Experience the power of the 80-voice Naples Philharmonic Chorus as they present Handel’s masterful oratorio. A commentary on the life of Jesus Christ, Messiah remains Handel's best-known work, with performances particularly popular during the Advent season.

Handel: Messiah

Oratorio Society of New York
Kent Tritle, Conductor
Leslie Fagan, soprano
Heather Petrie, contralto
Brian Giebler, tenor
Adam Lau, bass
Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 8:00pm

Carnegie Hall - New York, NY

Wachner: REV. 23

Prototype Festival
Brian Giebler, Adam
James Darrah, Director
Daniela Candillari, Conductor
Friday, January 17, 2020 at 8pm
Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 3pm & 8pm
Gerald W. Lynch Theater - New York, NY
Lauded as an “an endlessly unfolding chain of highly controlled polystylism” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Julian Wachner’s REV. 23is an exploration of an “unpublished” new chapter of the Book of Revelation. With an audacious libretto by Cerise Lim Jacobs, this new striking production by director James Darrah takes us on a fantastical journey through the myths of our collective unconscious.

Beethoven & Goethe

True Concord Voices & Orchestra
Brian Giebler, Tenor
Eric Holtan, Conductor
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3pm
Tucson, AZ
This year the world celebrates the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth — a sign of how much impact he has had on humanity. Another sign is the fact that one work, composed in 1824, is still used today across the globe as a rallying message of unity — a call to be our best selves. That work is the incomparable Ninth Symphony, and the Choral Fantasy is often considered its forerunner.
At its premiere, Beethoven himself played the piano part and the opening solo gives us an inside look at his creative improvisational style. Jeffrey Biegel will take on that role, coming off his debut with True Concord this past November with Jake Runestad’s Dreams of the Fallen.
Beethoven was at a high point of his creative genius at the time he wrote the Mass in C Major, the ambitious forerunner to Missa Solemnis.

Haydn: Creation

Santa Fe Pro Musica
Thomas O’Connor, conductor
Clara Rottsolk, soprano
Brian Giebler, tenor
Andrew Garland, baritone
Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico
Maxine Thévenot, artistic director
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 4pm
Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 3pm
Lensic Performing Arts Center - Santa Fe, NM
The season concludes with Joseph Haydn’s spectacular oratorio The Creation for orchestra, chorus and vocal soloists. From literal truth to inspiring prose to a rip-roaring tale, Haydn’s musical masterpiece is described as cinematic in its imagery. Truly a grande finale! 
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Past Seasons

During the previous season, Brian sang Apollo in Handel's Semele with The English Concert and The Clarion Choir in an international tour under esteemed conductor Harry Bicket. He also joined the Grand Rapids Symphony, Musica Sacra, Baltimore Choral Arts, Dartmouth Handel Society, and the Mark Morris Dance Group at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival for his solo debuts. On stage, Brian took on the comedic role of Arnalta in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea with Boston Baroque, joining a star-studded cast including Anthony Roth Costanzo and Amanda Forsythe. He sang and recorded the role of Iff, the Water Genie in Wuorinen's Haroun and the Sea of Stories with Boston Modern Orchestra Project, which will be released in 2020. Return engagements included the Syracuse Symphoria, Sounding Light, New York Baroque Inc., and True Concord Artists, leading a riveting Bach St. Matthew Passion as Evangelist. 

The 2017/18 season brought Brian success in the competition circuit, with a 2nd Place win (Stanley C. Meyerson Award) in the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition at Carnegie Hall, and the Richard Chambless People's Choice Award at the 2018 American Traditions Competition. He made his MainStage debut with Charlottesville Opera as Jack in Into the Woods, and created the title role in Anathema: The Turing Opera at National Sawdust, by William Antoniou. Solo debuts this season were with the Handel & Haydn Society, American Classical Orchestra, Syracuse Symphoria, the Talea Ensemble, and Clarion Music Society. 

Brian's varied appearances in the 2016/17 season included the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst (singing Stravinsky's Threni), the premiere of Bresnick's Passion of Bloom with the Yale Symphony Orchestra, a Bach St. John Passion as the Tenor Young Artist with the Oregon Bach Festival, and a set of Bach cantatas with Apollo's Fire

Brian's breakthrough season as a soloist came in 2015/16, when he headed up three different performances of Handel's Messiah (including the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and the Handel Choir of Baltimore), sang his first Bach St. Matthew Passion Evangelist with Music at Trinity Wall Street, received his first New York Times review for a performance of Handel's Esther in Manhattan, sang a Mozart Requiem at Carnegie Hall, and took Honorable Mention in the American Bach Society's Vocal Competition. He also supplemented his education as a prestigious Virginia Best Adams Vocal Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival. Prior to this season, he had debuted with the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, soloed with three major professional choral groups (Seraphic Fire, Conspirare, and True Concord Artists), and sang Marius in Les Misérables to critical acclaim in Seattle, WA. 

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