Lorenzo Ramsey, tenor
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center
A senior recital celebrating European arias and art songs, combined with the great spirituals and art songs of America, with Jeremiah Trujillo, piano. The program features works by Robert Schumann, Henri Duparc, Stefano Donaudy, Manuel de Falla, Henry Thacker Burleigh, and includes the West Coast premiere of an arrangement of a work by internationally renowned composer Jacqueline Hairston.
Free, no tickets necessary.
Tenor Lorenzo Ramsey is pursuing a degree in political science with a minor in music at the University of California, Davis, where he is also a Regent’s Scholar. Ramsey was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and came to California in 2012. At Berkeley City College, Ramsey was the 2015 Valedictorian and earned both a President’s Medallion and a Chancellor’s Trophy. Beginning in fall of 2018, Ramsey will pursue a law degree from Berkeley Law.
Ramsey will sing the tenor solo in Mozart’s Regina Coeli with the University Chorus on June 9, at the Mondavi Center. As a background singer, he has sung for gospel artists Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Donald Lawrence, Cece Winant, and Marvin Sapp. He has also sung background vocals for R&B artists Stephanie Mills and Aaliyah, and has been a part of many recordings. As a choral singer Ramsey has sung in the Brazeal Dennard Chorale, Renaissance Singers, UC Davis University Chorus, Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, Oakland-East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus, the East Bay Church of Religious Science Mass Choir, and The Fourth Choir in London.
Ramsey studied voice with American Bach Soloist’s acclaimed light-lyric tenor Jonathan Smucker and lyric soprano Christa Pfeiffer, Vox Musica soprano Anne-Marie Endres, and is currently studying with tenor Jonathan Nadel at UC Davis.