biography

Brown Bradley has appeared as tenor soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Studio, The Washington Opera, The Hong Kong Opera, The Little Orchestra Society, The Chamber Soloists of Lincoln Center, The Los Angeles Bach Festival, The New York Lyric Opera, the Robert Shaw Chorale, The Roger Wagner Chorale, and The National Chorale. He has also performed supporting roles in six hit musicals on Broadway.

Earlier in Bradley's career, he was tenor soloist with the U.S. Air Force Symphony and Singing Sergeants in Washington, DC, where he also performed as a leading tenor with the Washington Opera. He performed in the Benjamin Britten New York premiere of The Prodigal Son at Lincoln Center with Samuel Ramey.

He has received vocal grants from the Metropolitan Opera, the National Opera Institute, and the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation. He studied voice with Oren Brown at Juilliard and coached with Martin Katz, Kenneth Merrill, David Lloyd, and Jane Klaviter. He has written voice articles for The American Music Teacher, The NATS Journal, and The Choral Journal. He was voice chairman at The New School in New York City for eight years.

Since moving back to South Carolina, he has performed as tenor soloist with the Charleston Symphony Chamber Orchestra, The Long Bay Symphony, The Florence Symphony and Master Chorale, The St. Michael's Chorale, and the Bach Chorale of Wilmington, N.C. He was a soloist at Piccolo Spoleto in 2002 and has been a S.C. tour artist.

He presently resides in Myrtle Beach, S.C. and is Director of Music and Fine Arts at First Presbyterian Church and founder/ artistic director of the award-winning FPC Concerts, Inc.

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What the critics say…

"Brown Bradley's Ernesto was stylishly sung with remarkable enunciation of the English text. A thorough professional whose voice is never less than appealing." _The New York Times (Raymond Ericson)

"Bradley's singing was exquisite, a bel canto voice of remarkable beauty."_The China Post (Hong Kong)

"Bradley sings with authoritative ingenuousness. He is perhaps the most solid and intelligent tenor Pacific Opera Theatre has shown in many years, and one strong in musicality, vocal promise, and visual qualities." _Long Beach (California) Times (Daniel Cariaga)

"Two soloists met the qualifications in Bach's great B Minor Mass; one was the musicianly tenor of Brown Bradley." _Los Angeles Times (A. Goldberg)

"Remarkable technique…everyone should hear Bradley sing 'Lamento di Federico' once each year!_ The Sun News (Amato Petale)