David Pelino


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David Pelino, tenor, is a vocal artist well-versed in both solo and ensemble repertoire. Some of David’s solo credits include tenor solo repertoire in works such as Theodore Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, G.F. Handel’s Messiah, and Adolphus Hailstork’s I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes, as well as performing the roles of King Kaspar in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors and the Evangelist in J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion. His awards include the Grady-Rayam 2018 Upper Division Negro Spiritual Prize, and the 2019 Central Region NATS Advanced Division 1st Place Winner. He was also a National NATS semifinalist in 2020.

David has had the distinct privilege of being able to sing both at home and abroad. He performs with nationally and internationally renowned ensembles such as the American Spiritual Ensemble, Prometheus, Seraphic Fire, and Kinnara.

David Pelino is a 2024 Charlotte Bach Festival Vocal Fellow.

Funding for the 2024 Vocal Fellows Program is generously provided by the Maurer Family Foundation