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BCA to present tenor Dean in concert April 7
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Tenor Austin Dean will present a varied selection of classical, pop, opera, musical theater and gospel music for the Beeville Concert Association’s next program on Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. in the Gertrude R. Jones Performing Arts Auditorium at Coastal Bend College.

The talented young music education major at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston made his professional dramatic music debut last year in a principal role for the Houston Grand Opera production of “Dead Man Walking.”

In addition to that performance, Dean has appeared as Valere in “Tartuffe” and Wirt in “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Moores Opera Center. He sang in the chorus for Verdi’s “Falstaff” at the same venue.

The Baytown native has sung the tenor solo in Handel’s Messiah at Christchurch Presbyterian Church in Bellaire and with Mercury Baroque Houston; in Bach’s “St. John’s Passion” with Grammy-nominated Ars Lyrica Houston; in Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with the Bach Society of Houston; and in Verdi’s “Requiem” with the Victoria Symphony.

He has traveled to Tours, France for the Florilege Vocal de Tours choral competition and will perform in Germany this May with the University of Houston’s Concert Chorale.

Dean has served as interim director of music at Christchurch Presbyterian Church in Bellaire and tenor section leader at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church.

Dean’s local performance is free to all students through high school age, to any adult who brings two students and to CBC students with their photo IDs. Other adults will pay $10 at the door if they do not hold BCA season tickets.
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