Chad’s recording of the Niles-Merton Songs, Sweet Irrational Worship, has received rave reviews. He was a member of the Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Chanticleer, from 1988-1997. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Chad has appeared with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, the Men and Boys of Grace Cathedral, the San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. On television, Chad sang the opening solo in the Emmy Award-winning PBS broadcast of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Concert. Other recordings include The Gift of the Magi (opera by David Conte), Arsis, 2001; Matins for the Virgin of Guadalupe, Teldec Classics, 1998; and Sing We Christmas, Teldec Classics, 1995.
As a concert and oratorio soloist, Chad has performed Bach’s St. John Passion (Arias, Apollo’s Fire, Goshen, IN); St. Matthew Passion (Christ, Santa Cruz; High Priest, SF Symphony); “Ich habe genuch” (Noon Time Concerts, SF); Messiah (Cal Berkeley); Mozart, Mass in C (San Louis Obispo Mozart Festival); Sumaya (San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival); Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Silicon Valley); Conrad Susa, Carols and Lullabies (SF); Britten, the Traveler in Curlew River (Denver and SF); and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
As an actor, Chad played George Holliday in David Conte’s opera, America Tropical and Uncle Waylon in a staged reading of a new musical, “Mama Don’t Allow,” by Julie Shearer (book by Thacher Hurd), Aurora Theater, Berkeley.
As a commercial singer, Chad sang background vocals in Spy Kids (film), Hellboy (film) and recorded commercials for Palm, and Nescafe.
As a conductor, he has worked with the Soli Deo Gloria, Pacific Boychoir Academy, Trinity Presbyterian Church, the San Francisco City Chorus, the Choirs of Palo Alto High School, and First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley.
Chad received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance from the Wheaton Conservatory in Illinois, and a Master’s in Voice from SMU in Dallas.
In addition to singing, Chad maintains a private voice studio, conducts choral workshops and voice clinics.
Chad is a member of the American Guild of Musical Artists, the California Music Educator’s Association, the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Screen Actors Guild.
Chad has been featured on over 20 professional recordings.