Dr. David Farwig has been hailed as a lyric baritone with a unique and beautiful sound, unsurpassed clarity, flexibility and deep expressivity. As a professional solo and choral artist, he has performed with numerous companies through the United States and Europe including the Carmel, Oregon and Victoria Bach Festivals, the Santa Fe Opera, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, the Choral Arts Seattle, the Santa Fe Symphony, Seraphic Fire and True Concord Voices & Orchestra. David was nominated for the Austin Critics Table Award for his solo work in Robert Kyr’s A Time for Life and won the same award in 2011 and 2012 for his performances in Kyr’s stirring cantata Songs of the Soul and the critically acclaimed chamber version of Samuel Barber’s The Lovers recorded with the Grammy winning professional ensemble, Conspirare, on the Harmonia Mundi record label. His most recently acclaimed solo work can also be heard on Conspirare’s recording of Robert Kyr’s deeply moving cantatas, Songs of the Soul and Cloud of Unknowing, voted as one of NPR’s top new recordings of 2014.
Although he maintains an active career as a professional concert vocalist, Dr. Farwig continues to immerse himself in choral conducting and education at the professional and amateur level. His education includes a BA in Vocal Performance from Adams State University in 1990, a BA in Music Education from Metropolitan State University in 1993, a MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music in 2004 and he completed his DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri’ Conservatory of Music and Dance in Kansas City in 2014.
He has served as conductor, clinician and consultant for various types of choirs including high school, college, community and church choirs, as well as guest appearances with professional ensembles, including the US Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington DC, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and St. Martin’s Chamber Choir here in Denver. He was the graduate Assistant Conductor of Conservatory Choirs at the University of Missouri’s Conservatory of Music and Dance and served on the faculty of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, where he taught undergraduate and graduate choral conducting classes in 2014-2015. Dr. Farwig currently lives in southeast Denver and is the director of the Chancel Choir at Park Hill United Methodist Church.