Davóne Tines

Adam Nielsen, pianist

Heralded by the LA Times as a “singer of immense power and fervor”, bass-baritone Davóne Tines commands a broad spectrum of operatic and concert performance as a singer and activist. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in sociology before receiving a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.

His program, titled “Recital No. 1: MASS”, premiered pieces by Caroline Shaw and Tyshawn Sorey, which were commissioned by Vocal Arts DC and made possible by generous contributions from R.V. McKay, Richard Price and Yung Chang, and the Howard and Sarah D. Solomon Foundation.

This performance streamed January 21 – February 1, 2021

“Tines’s voice soars more surely each time I hear it, which, one day, I hope, might be in an actual room. But the power of his voice has impact well beyond the walls of the halls: His “VIGIL” for Breonna Taylor — created in collaboration with Matthew Aucoin, Igée Dieudonné and Conor Hanick — casts the light of his voice as a path for listeners to follow toward a direct call for anti-racist action.”

Michael Andor Brodeur,
The Washington Post

“This unorthodox liturgical setting juxtaposes Shaw and Sorey’s new works alongside arias by Bach and selections from such oft-overlooked 20th century composers as Margaret Bonds, Julius Eastman and Moses Hogan (as well as Tines’s own arrangement of a piece by Dutch-English composer Igee Dieudonné).”

Michael Andor Brodeur,
The Washington Post

“Davóne Tines is the new name to remember. He is a singer of immense power and fervor.”

Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

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