Beat! Beat! Drums!
29 Mar 2019, 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Join tenor Jonathan Charles Tay and pianist Benjamin Lim as they present Kurt Weill’s Four Walt Whitman Songs and Benjamin Britten’s Cabaret Songs, set to the poetry of two literary giants—Walt Whitman and W. H. Auden.
About Jonathan Charles Tay
Singapore tenor Jonathan Charles Tay has performed roles in Liu San Jie, Chi Bi, Cosi fan tutte, Stabat Mater, La Boheme, Aïda, Love and Duty–Mozart’s Il Re Pastore, and Kopi for One. Other appearances in 2018 include performances with Art Station and Opera Viva. Tay attained his Bachelor of Music at the Manhattan School of Music and his Masters of Music at Northwestern University. He was recently awarded a scholarship to the 2017 Richard Wagner Stipendienstiftung in Bayreuth, Germany.
About Benjamin Lim
Benjamin Lim studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with Sanford Margolis. He has also received training on the fortepiano with David Breitman, and harpsichord with Webb Wiggins. Lim’s previous collaborations include performances with sopranos Erin Alcorn, Janani Sridhar, conductors Dr. Miguel Felipe and Philip Highfill, Oberlin Musical Union Choir, Cleveland Opera Theater, and The Opera People. Currently based in Singapore, he coaches singers and pianists at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), while also teaching at Coronation Music School.
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