A SILENT NIGHT: A WWI MEMORIAL IN SONG
Baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan have been collaborative musical partners and friends since they met as students at the Juilliard School in 2007. Together they created A Silent Night: A WWI Memorial in Song which premiered on their first professional tour together as recitalists this past season. It is a collection of classical and popular art songs written mostly by composers who lived through, fought, and died in the Great War.
This program honors and illuminates the legacy of these composers, many of whom are often forgotten. On a larger scale, A Silent Night is the first program of its kind that uses the intimate art of classical song to the tell the story of the millions of soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War, simultaneously honoring their sacrifice and mourning their loss with a subtlety of expression that only great music and poetry can convey.
Hans Gabor Belvedere International Singing Competition
John Brancy took the Media prize in the 2017 Hans Gabor Belvedere International Singing Competition. This year it was held in Moscow, Russia. See John perform "Yeletsky's Aria" from Tchaikovsky's opera Pique Dame.
Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition
John Brancy and Peter Dugan won 2nd Place in the 2017 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. Watch their Semi-Final and Finals performances here.