DAVID BRITTON BIO
World-class Baritone and Shadowlands Music recording artist, David Britton, is known for bringing together his extremely diverse influences, creating a pop-classical flair with a twist of anthemic rock.
His powerful baritone voice has received critical acclaim the world over with a signature sound that ranges from warm and soothing, to powerfully dramatic. David’s live performances demonstrate his gift to move his audiences, often lifting them out of their seats with his electrifying voice and stirring delivery.
David’s take on familiar songs is both unique and deeply engaging, while his original music is crafted of great melodies, unexpected arrangements and moving texts.
David has been featured on stage and on various national television programs, including a Christmas Special on TBN and CornerstoneTV, and both patriotic and Christmas performances on The Harvest Show among others, and has sung at many of the great Performing Arts Centers. David has also been invited to sing the National Anthem at various professional sporting events.
In Summer 2015 Britton released his impressive EP of patriotic songs entitled American Glory, and then also released his greatly acclaimed Christmas album to retailers in Fall 2015. On the heels of these projects, David is currently working on his next album entitled The Storm to be released later this year.
After playing drums and trumpet in high school, David began studying classical voice and vocal performance at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. He discovered a love for opera and art song. He continued to refine his voice by studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he earned his Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance. His experience has included performances under the auspices of Opera San Jose, Opera Santa Barbara, Festival Opera, Intermountain Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, and the North Bay Opera.
He also made his Carnegie Hall debut in New York, as Townsend Harris in The Dawn of Japan by Toroku Takagi with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. With more than twenty roles in David’s catalog, highlights include his well-received interpretations of Mozart’s Count Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro) and Don Giovanni.
Born to international missionary parents, David Britton spent his early years on the island of Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles. During childhood, he developed his love for music and diverse cultural styles while singing in churches around the world with his family and learning language skills in English, Dutch, Italian, French, and German.
David now resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife and 2 children. He is a frequent guest soloist at Scottsdale Bible Church with one of the largest contemporary worship congregations in the southwest region.
He shares a little of his vision and hope: “In a world that is is full of so much turmoil and pain, it is my goal to use music to shed a glimmer of light; to bring comfort to those that grieve, peace to those at war, hope to those that fail, encouragement to those that feel alone, joy to those in despair.
I am grateful for the opportunity to create music that does not fit within any specific genre, that allows me to leverage the unorthodox musical influences of my life, that people of all generations and tastes may find something that speaks to them. Above all else, it is my desire that those who listen may see past me to the One who created all things. That they may feel enriched by the texts I am privileged to sing, and that they may be inspired to dig in and hold fast to those things that matter most. And that all glory may go to God, the caretaker of my soul. Soli Deo Gloria!