Baritone Dana Whiteside has appeared as soloist in numerous oratorios and orchestral works including the Boston premiere of Kurt Weill’s “The Prophets” from The Eternal Road, Bach’s St. John Passion and Mass in B Minor, and the Boston premiere of John Harbison’s Supper at Emmaus. In addition, Mr. Whiteside has been soloist in Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem; Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and cantatas BWV 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden, and BWV 82, Ich habe genug; Beethoven’s Missa Solemins, Mass in C Major and the Ninth Symphony; Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana; Benjamin Britten’s Cantata Misericordium; and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella as well as the Boston premiere of John Harbison’s Winter’s Tale with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project.
A product of the New England Conservatory of Music and the Tanglewood Music Center, Mr. Whiteside is an avid recitalist, and has performed a wide range of programs with groups like Musicians of the Old Post Road and the Florestan Recital Project. He has given recitals at Boston’s French Library/Société Française, the University of Oregon and Boston University in offerings that include Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op. 39, Samuel Barber’s Despite & Still, Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte, John Musto’s Shadow of the Blues: Songs to Texts of Langston Hughes, Ernest Chausson’s Serres Chaudes, Francis Poulenc's Banalites, Aaron Copland’s Songs on Texts of Emily Dickinson, and Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of the Wayfarer) with orchestra.
Recognized for singing with "dignity and sensitive phrasing" (Boston Classical Review) and possessing a "fine baritone" (Opera News) of "noble clarity both powerful and resonant" (The Washington Post), Mr. Whiteside's previous seasons' highlights include Handel’s Messiah with Worcester Music and Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Boston Baroque, the role of Jesus in Bach’s St. John Passion with Emmanuel Music, aria soloist in the St. Matthew Passion with Masterworks Chorale as well as The Magic Flute with Boston Baroque; Bach's Lutheran Mass in A Major with the Cantata Singers, the Boston premiere of Robert Kapilow’s Elijah’s Angel with the New England Philharmonic; the Verdi Requiem with Nashoba Valley Choral Society; and Vaughan Williams’s A Sea Symphony for his soloist debut at Washington DC's Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.