Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
John Bitoy, piano

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

$30.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

Following last season’s astounding collaboration with the Dover Quartet, “charismatic, full-voiced” (New York Times) bass-baritone Davóne Tines returns to the Perelman Theater stage for his PCMS recital debut. In Recital #1: MASS, Tines “queers” the mass in the broad sense that he bends it to his own understanding, “giving Black people and queer people and anyone who has felt excluded by religion or classical music or America their say” (Classical Voice).

Recital #1: MASS
Shaw: Kyrie
Bach: Wie jammern mich doch die verkehrten Herzen from Cantata, BWV 170
Shaw: Agnus Dei
Sorey: "Were You There?" from Songs for Death
Bonds: "To a Brown Girl Dead"
Sorey: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" from Songs of Death
Shaw: Credo
BachMache dich, mein Herze, rein from St. Matthew Passion
Shaw: Gloria
"Give Me Jesus" trad., arr. Hogan
Shaw: Sanctus
Eastman: Prelude to The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc
Dieudonné/Tines: VIGIL

Please note that this recital will be performed without an intermission.

This concert was originally scheduled for November 30, 2022. Tickets for the original date will gain you entrance on February 28.

The Artist(s)

Davóne Tines
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Heralded as "[one] of the most powerful voices of our time" by the Los Angeles Times, bass-baritone Davóne Tines has come to international attention as a path-breaking artist whose work not only encompasses a diverse repertoire but also explores the social issues of today. As a Black, gay, classically trained performer at the intersection of many histories,… Read More
John Bitoy
John Bitoy, piano
John Bitoy is an Afro-Dominican pianist and composer originally from Chicago, where he enjoys a multi-faceted career as a soloist and collaborative pianist. His recent solo engagements include performances of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the South Loop Symphony and Symphony of Oak Park. He has performed in esteemed halls such as the Eastman Theatre,… Read More


Davóne Tines | 2020 HCR Awards Performance
Davóne Tinse | A Song Of Meditation
Pre-Concert Lecture

With Christine Anderson at 6:30 pm