Lyric Baritone, Dale Throness, a native of Grande Prairie, Alberta, received his early musical training in Winnipeg, Manitoba and subsequently obtained his Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the UBC School of Music. Further postgraduate studies were undertaken at various institutions, including the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh, England.
Mr. Throness has received high praise as a recitalist in Lieder and art song, and he has performed as a soloist with many prominent musical organizations throughout British Columbia. Recent concert engagements include the Mozart Requiem with the Okanagan Festival Singers, Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach Cantata 198 with the Victoria Philharmonic Choir, Handel’s Israel in Egypt with the Vancouver Bach Choir, "Tea & Trumpets" with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a concert of Brahms Lieder for the VSO's Brahms Festival, Bach’s St. John Passion with Vancouver Voices, and numerous performances of Handel’s Messiah, as well as the Brahms, Fauré, and Mozart Requiems. He has also sung Carmina Burana on numerous occasions, including a performance at Vancouver’s Orpheum Theatre under conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama.
He has performed many operatic roles, including the role of Marcello in La Boheme for Viva Musica with conductor Tyrone Patterson and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, the title role in Don Giovanni, Guglielmo in Cosi fan Tutte, and the Four Villians in The Tales of Hoffmann.
Mr. Throness is a highly sought after voice teacher and is on the voice faculty of the UBC School of Music. A number of his students have won major competitions and are performing professionally in opera and concert throughout North America and in Europe.