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2017 Chorus

Ben Lowe - Baritone

Ben Lowe  -  Baritone

Ben Lowe received his Masters of Music at UCLA studying voice under Vladimir Chernov and opera with Peter Kazaras. Mr. Lowe is a graduate of Cal State Dominguez Hills where he received his BA in music. He has been a featured soloist across Southern California in concerts and operas. While at UCLA, Mr. Lowe performed in many roles throughout his time as a student. Lowe has also been a part of the workshop that performed and recorded a new opera by Jonathan Sheffer, Blood on the Dining Room Floor; an opera by Mitch Glickman, The Princess of Javasu; and The Dove and the Nightingale by Roger Bourland. He was the baritone soloist in Fauré’s Requiem with the Angeles Chorale on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 at the Los Angeles Cathedral; and made his Disney Hall debut singing the baritone solo in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Lowe has sung recitals for the Opera Guild of Southern California, Opera Associates, and many other music organizations. He is a featured soloist with the California Philharmonic and the Golden State Pops Orchestra. Mr. Lowe’s concert work has involved Handel’s Messiah, the Brahms German Requiem, Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, and singing the bass solo in the Verdi Requiem in Royce Hall. Mr. Lowe was part of UCLA’s West Coast premieres of John Musto’s Bastianello and William Bolcom’s Lucrezia. Mr. Lowe also completed the role of Escamillo in UCLA’s production of The Tragedy of Carmen, his final performance as a graduate student. Mr. Lowe spent the last two summers working with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West, where he performed the role of Bonobo in Mathew Aucoin’s Second Nature. While attending Music Academy of the West, Mr. Lowe was selected as the winner of the 2016 Marilyn Horne Song Competition. Mr. Lowe went on a four city recital tour representing The Music Academy of the West. This last summer Mr. Lowe returned to Music Academy of the West as a 2017 Fellow and performed the role of Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love. He also made his New York City debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music  performing in Matthew Aucoin’s opera Crossing.