Tenor Roy Heilman
Tenor Roy Heilman is a lover of old music and an enthusiast of new music. His talents have been heard in performance with organizations like The Oratorio Society ofMinnesota, The Bach Society of Minnesota, Skylark Opera, and The Minnesota Orchestra. Mr. Heilman received his musical training from Gustavus Adolphus College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Music with Honors in Performance, and from The New England Conservatory of Music, leaving with a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance. Since then, Roy has been in demand to sing as tenor soloist in a wide spectrum of works. He is most often engaged to sing the high tenor parts of the large oratorio works of the Baroque and Classical eras, but has enjoyed much time spent singing art songs, opera roles, arias in Bach’s cantatas, and other freelance work. Since 2007, he has served as tenor section leader and soloist at Central Lutheran Church inMinneapolis. Along with his solo exploits, Roy has sung with many excellent ensembles including The Rose Ensemble, Blue Heron, Glorious Revolution Baroque, and the new chamber ensemble Silver Swan.
Highlights from the 2010-11 season included performances of Monteverdi’s Fifth Book of Madrigals, Haydn’s The Seasons, Mozart’s Requiem, and as Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. In store for the 2011-12 season are more appearances with The Rose Ensemble and Silver Swan, as aria soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion, as Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion, and in recital featuring a new song cycle composed by Linda Kachelmeier on poetry by Minnesota poet Arthur Upson.
Roy lives in Shoreview with his wife and two children. He is often out performing and rehearsing, but can always be found at www.RoyHeilman.com