Worship – Knowledge, and Understanding: Cultivating Mind and Heart
7/9/2020 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
7/9/2020 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Daniel Beckwith has conducted in most of the major opera houses throughout North America and Europe. With a repertoire spanning the 17th through 21st centuries, he has been hailed as one of the most exciting conductors of his generation.
Mr. Beckwith’s Metropolitan Opera debut was in 1995, followed by important debuts conducting the works of Handel, both nationally (Seattle Opera) and internationally (Grand Theâtre du Genève, The Glyndebourne Festival). Concert appearances include Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, the Juilliard Orchestra, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque and Grant Park Summer Festival, Spain’s Santander Festival with soprano Renée Fleming, the Hartford Symphony, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall, both with Ms. Fleming. Mr. Beckwith has also conducted at The Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Vancouver Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Calgary Opera, Edmonton Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Houston Grand Opera.
Mr. Beckwith received his BM and MM from Westminster Choir College, studying organ with Donald McDonald and Joan Lippincott, and conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt. His church work in New York City includes Assistant Organist positions at The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and St. Bartholomew’s Church; staff singer and Assisting Organist at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
Mr. Beckwith is currently Principal Organist at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and Associate Organist at Temple Emanu-EL. Mr. Beckwith is also the opera conductor and opera coach at SUNY Stony Brook.