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Daniel Gillis (Counter-tenor, Tenor)

Born: Canada

The Canadian counter-tenor and tenor, Daniel Gillis, was educated at the Royal Conservatory of Music (Grade 8 Piano and Grade 8 Voice).

Daniel Gillis performs a broad range of music, from Renaissance to Rock. He is in high demand as a recording studio artist. He has been frequent tenor and counter-tenor soloist with the following choirs since 1997: 17 Voyces, St Matthew's Choir, Musica Divina, Carleton University Choir, Kanata Choral Society, Cantata Singers, and Orchestre de Chambre de Hull. He is counter-tenor in Quintessential, a Renaissance a capella quintet; counter-tenor in SAIJ, a pop / jazz a capella quintet; and lead singer in Permanent Waves, a Rush Tribute.

Daniel Gillis' acting experience includes Frederick (Pirates of Penzance) at the Brockville Theatrical Society, Ralph Rackstraw (H.M.S. Pinafore) at the Brockville Theatrical Society, Marco Palmieri (The Gondoliers) at the Savoy Society of Ottawa, Colonel Fairfax (Yeoman of the Guard) at the Savoy Society of Ottawa, Richard Dauntless (Ruddigore) at the Savoy Society of Ottawa, Leonato (Much Ado About Nothing) at the Sock 'N' Buskin Theatre, Claude Bukowski (HAIR) at the Sock 'N' Buskin Theatre, and Roger (Grease) at the Orpheus (March 2003). He has also Dancing Experience with Ballroom Dance, Hip-Hop Dance and Latin Dance.

Daniel Gillis' solo performances in the Classical repertoire have incluede: St John's Passion (BWV 245) with the St John the Divine (Victoria) (April 1992), Baroque selections with the 17 Voyces (March 1997), George Frideric Handel and J.S. Bach with the St Matthew's Choir (September 1997), Christmas Anthems with the 13 Strings / Musica Divina (September 1997), G.F. Handel's Messiah with St Matthew's Choir (November 1997), Bach and Mozart with Carleton University Choir (November 1997), Nelson Mass with the Kanata Choral Society (December 1997), Bach selections with Cantata Singers (March 1998), Danish Baroque with Musica Divina (April 1998), Mozart Vespers with Kanata Choral Society (May 1998), J.S. Bach and Jan Dismas Zelenka with 13 Strings / Musica Divina (September 1998), G.F. Handel's Messiah with Orchestre de Chambre de Hull (December 1998), Italian Baroque with Musica Divina (April 1999), Venetian Baroque with Musica Divina (September 1999), Antonio Vivaldi and Purcell with 13 Strings / Musica Divina (December 2000), Israel in Egypt with Musica Divina (September 2001), G.F. Handel's Messiah with Orchestre de Chambre de Hull (December 2001), French Baroque with Musica Divina (March 2002), Italian Baroque with 17 Voyces (May 2002), Mozart and Haydn with Musica Divina (September 2002).

Source: Daniel Gillis Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2005)

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