Horace English, Bass-baritone
Horace English has enjoyed wide acclaim for his artistic singing and dramatic interpretations in concert and on the stage. Notable operatic performances have included leading roles in Carmen, Faust, Rigoletto, Tosca, Le Nozze di Figaro, among many others. He has also received the Shreveport Times Drama Award for his performances of the title roles in Sweeney Todd and Man of La Mancha.
A well-known performer, he is a frequent guest artist in orchestral concerts across the country. While on tour in Israel in 2007, Dr. English performed Handel's Messiah at Manger Square in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. His musical tour in Greece in May 2009 concluded with a performance of Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah in Athens.
Dr. English has been a winner in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Young Aritst Auditions and the Young Artist Auditions of the Shreveport Symphony. He was also a national finalist in the Young Artist Auditions of the National Federation of Music Clubs in Washington, D.C.
Having served on the music faculties of Louisiana College and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Dr. English recently concluded 29 years as Professor of Voice at Centenary College of Louisiana and was named Professor Emeritus.
A native of Atlanta, he holds degrees from Shorter University and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds the Doctor of Music degree in performance from the Florida State University.