Vocal Fellows Recital

Wednesday, June 19 • 7:30 pm
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church

2701 Park Road · Charlotte, NC 28209

Johann Sebastian BACH | Deposuit potentes (Magnificat, BWV 243)
David Pelino, tenor

Élisabeth-Claude JACQUET DE LA GUERRE  | Venez, venez, bannisses ces allarmes (Esther)
Sea Han, soprano

George Frideric HANDEL | Svegliatevi nel core (Giulio Cesare)
Meghan Ryan, alto

George Frideric HANDEL | Behold and see; But Thou didst not leave His soul in Hell (Messiah)
David Pelino, tenor

Johann Sebastian BACH | Mache dich mein Herze rein (St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
T.J. Callahan, bass

Johann Sebastian BACH | Kreuz und Krone (Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12)
Meghan Ryan, alto

Jean-Philippe RAMEAU | On peut toujours dans l’amoureux mystère (Aquilon et Orithie)
T.J. Callahan, bass

Johann Sebastian BACH | Ich will dir mein Herze schenken (St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244)
Sea Han, soprano

Johann Sebastian BACH | Wer da gläubet und getauft wird, BWV 37

Vocal Fellows
Members of the Bach Akademie Charlotte Orchestra

Premium Reserved Seating: $40
General Admission: $25
"30&Under" (ages 18–30) General Admission: $15
Under 18: Free

This performance features our Vocal Fellows. Designed for singers on the cusp of professional careers, the Vocal Fellows program provides opportunities for education and career advancement, as the singers benefit from a curriculum including individual coachings, masterclasses, workshops, seminars, and peer-to-peer roundtable discussions. 

This concert is sponsored by the Maurer Family Foundation

2024 Vocal Fellows headshots: Sea Han, Meghan Ryan, David Pelino, T.J. Callahan

Sea Han, soprano
Sea Han is a nonbinary Korean American soprano originally from Queens, NY. Known primarily for their choral singing and recital work, Sea is also an avid scholar of Baroque secular drama, contemporary extended vocal and instrumental technique, and modern American poetry. They attained their Bachelors in Voice at Westminster Choir College, studying under Margaret Cusack, and recently graduated from Yale University’s Masters of Music in Early Music Voice (also known as the “Voxtet”) with Jimmy Taylor.

Sea sings with Res Facta, Artefact Ensemble, the Philadelphia Orchestra Choir, Apollo’s Fire, the Thirteen, and various other ensembles across America. They currently work at Yale Law School as a full-time staff member, and live in New Haven with partner, Matt, and two cats, Squid and Uni. 

Meghan Ryan, alto
Meghan Ryan graduated from the University of Connecticut studying under Dr. Constance Rock with her Master of Music degree. Meghan’s previous roles include Meg March in Little Women, Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro, Nancy in Albert Herring and Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with UConn Opera Theater, Nina in the U.S. premiere of Justin Dello Joio’s Blue Mountain at UConn, and Dinah in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti at the 2016 Nahant Music Festival in Nahant, MA. She has sung with groups including Panopera in Northampton, MA, Boston’s Odyssey Opera, and Vancouver Opera Studio. Additionally, she was chosen as the mezzo-soprano participant for the 2017 Bach Institute at the Emmanuel Church in Boston.

Meghan currently sings with Boston Baroque and has recently sung the role of Second Priestess in the opera Iphigenie en Tauride. She has completed several recordings with soprano Kendra Colton and other musicians of Boston’s Emmanuel Music including the alto arias from BWV 22, BWV 110, BWV 12. She has her CT music education teaching certificate and currently teaches elementary music in Avon, CT. She recently completed her Suzuki Piano Book 1 teacher training and she will attend the Suzuki voice teacher training this summer 2024.

David Pelino, tenor 
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 WinneHe 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.

T.J. Callahan, bass-baritone
Bass-baritone T.J. Callahan is inspired by the collaborative power of the voice and specializes in creating compelling performances of ensemble music from all eras.He made his operatic debut in 2023, performing as Adonis in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis with Peabody Opera Theatre. Previously based in England, he appeared at Stour Music and the Northern Aldborough Festival. An early music specialist, he sang with the Rameau Project in the UK premiere of the original 1737 version of Castor et Pollux. T.J. currently sings with the professional choir of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Baltimore.

T.J. has performed with members of the Tallis Scholars and has appeared in Seattle, Portland, and England with the Byrd Ensemble. In 2019, he helped found Radiance, a professional ensemble specializing in early and contemporary American repertoire, alongside Artistic Director Markdavin Obenza. He studied Solo Voice Ensemble Singing under Robert Hollingworth at the University of York and completed his Master’s in Historical Performance at Peabody Conservatory. His favorite workplace is a cathedral choir stall, and he has sung in the choirs of York Minster and Washington National Cathedral. T.J. enjoys spending the warmer days cycling to local bakeries and watching baseball.

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Thursday, June 20 • 12:00 pm
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Wednesday, June 19 • 7:30 pm
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