News: Taylor Sings at U. of Denver

CCU's School of Music Dean Contributes During University of Denver Concert

Baritone Steven Taylor, Dean of the Colorado Christian University School of Music, contributed his voice yesterday during an alumni concert at the University of Denver, it was announced by the Colorado Opera Network.

Taylor is known to audiences throughout the Rocky Mountains region both for his expressive singing and dramatic interpretations. A graduate of DU's Lamont School of Music, Taylor has taught at the University of Northern Colorado and at Colorado College, and his versatile performing career ranges from opera and oratorio to musical theatre, gospel, and jazz.

Appearing with major symphonies throughout the West, Taylor's also been onstage in several productions with Central City Opera and Opera Theatre of the Rockies, in 16 seasons with Opera Colorado, and was a featured soloist for the 2009 national Veterans Day concert.

He is currently a member of two professional vocal ensembles: SUMMIT, a Denver-based vocal-arts ensemble, and the internationally acclaimed gospel quartet LEGACY, which has toured in Australia, Canada, Cuba, and South Korea. Another Korean tour is slated for fall 2011.

Upcoming local performances featuring Taylor include Carmina Burana with the Colorado Chorale and combined choirs, Beethoven's Mass in C with the Littleton Chorale, A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein with the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Dvorak Te Deum at Fort Hays State University (Kansas), Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the Jefferson Symphony, and Bach's Magnificat and the Mozart Grand Mass in C with Dr. Howard Skinner's Choralfest in Denver.