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The Persistence of Song – songs of Jonathan David

Centaur CRC 3723


“Gitchee Gumee”, a song cycle with text by Daniel Neer, with Trudy Chan on piano

“The Persistence of Song”, a song cycle with texts by Muriel Rukeyser, Howard Moss, Bonnie Phelps, and Thomas Merton, with Trudy Chan on Piano and Elizabeth Derham on violin.

Available soon at Centaur Records



CLOCLO – Operetta in Three Acts by Franz Lehár

Stage Direction by Steven A. Daigle  |  Musical Direction by Steven Byess

Recorded Live at the 2018 Ohio Light Opera Summer Festival. Available soon at Operetta Foundation


March 30, 2020

Water Music

Art Song in Recital

Daniel Neer, baritone and Suzanne Newcomb, piano

Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center

Otterbein University, OH

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Water Music

Featuring songs by John Ireland, Charles T. Griffes, John Duke, Chandler Carter, Karen Tanaka and Charles Ives. Also featuring “Gitchee Gumee”, a song cycle by Jonathan David and Daniel Neer, and the World Premiere by Sara Graef with text by Daniel Neer.

Daniel Neer, baritone
Suzanne Newcomb, piano

Monday, March 30, 8pm | FREE
Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center
Otterbein University
170 W. Park Street
Westerville, Ohio

For more information, visit Otterbein University.




Independence Eve          (second production)

January 24 & 26, 2020

An American Opera in Three Scenes

Music by Sidney Boquiren, Libretto by Daniel Neer

Opera Birmingham  |  Birmingham, Alabama




Lucky Dragon Number Five

April 18, 2020     (anticipated premiere date)

A Chamber Work for Lyric Baritone and Percussion Ensemble

Music by Spencer Stern, Libretto by Daniel Neer

Otterbein University  |  Westerville, Ohio


Hopper Haiku

Twenty-One Songs for Voice and Piano

Inspired by America’s Premiere Realist Painter

Music by Ellen Mandel, Haiku by Daniel Neer


Dona nobis pacem

An American Oratorio for Men’s Chorus

Music by Jonathan David, Lyrics by Daniel Neer



Chamber Work for Baritone and Trombone

On Themes of Global Warming

Music by Sara Graef, Poetry by Daniel Neer


The Can Best Be Described As Wings

Monodrama for Male Voice and Piano

Music by Jodi DiPiazza, Libretto by Daniel Neer