Photo by Miranda Loud
Dana Whiteside has crafted a life in music that encompasses being a soloist in concert/oratorio, recital performances and work with professional ensembles. Educated at College of the Holy Cross, the Longy School of Music, New England Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center, Dana has received critical acclaim for his voice of “noble clarity throughout powerful and resonant” (The Washington Post). He enjoys affiliation with Handel & Haydn Society Emmanuel Music (for which he also serves as President of Board of Directors), the Cantata Singers, Boston Baroque and Skylark Vocal Ensemble on whose recordings “Winters Night” and Grammy-nominated “Seven Words from the Cross” he appears as a featured soloist. Art song recital performances have included offerings at the Societe Francaise (Boston French Library), Boston University, University of Oregon in offerings of lieder and art songs of Schumann, Beethoven, Poulenc, Hahn, Debussy, Musto, Barber and Copland including "Shadow of the Blues: Langston Hughes Songs", "Songs on Texts of Emily Dickinson", "Liederkreis, Op. 24", "Banalites" and "Telle Jour, Telle Nuit". Among recent season highlights were “The Magic Flute” with Boston Baroque; the role of Count Carl Magnus in Stephen Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music”; “Carmina Burana” at Mechanics Hall; the Verdi Requiem; and a “Sea Symphony” at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Dana belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a percentage of their contract fees to organizations they care about. He supports Bay Cove Human Services and The Women's Lunch Place.