Quinn Kelsey

Quinn Kelsey, baritone
Eric Weimer, piano

Bennett Gordon Hall
Saturday, March 28, 2020
7:30 PM
Gates Open
8:30 PM
Concert Starts

Tickets: $12
No lawn sales

Enjoy $9 Ticket Prices with BGH Classics Punch Pass

Get 10 best-available reserved seats to this or any other BGH Classics series concerts for only $90. More info here.

Dining Package: Make the concert a complete evening out with the concert/dining package for $50 per person. This package comes complete with dinner in the Freehling Room before the performance in Bennett Gordon Hall.

How to Order: Click the blue "buy now" button above to choose seats, then select the “BGH Dining Package” ticket option before checkout. Can't find it? Click for more info.

Already Have Tickets?: Give the box office a call at 847-266-5100 to add a dining package to your existing ticket or if you plan to use a punch pass. (Deadline for upgrade is 4 p.m. one day prior to the concert.)


Handel:   “Honour and arms scorn such a foe” from Samson
“Vouchsafe, O Lord” from “Dettingen” Te Deum
“I Rage, I Melt, I Burn … O Ruddier than the Cherry” from Acis and Galatea
“Behold, I Tell You a Mystery … The Trumpet Shall Sound” from Messiah
Copland:   Selections from Old American Songs, Set 1
The Boatmen’s Dance
The Dodger
Simple Gifts
Long Time Ago
Vaughan Williams:   Songs of Travel
Finzi:   Let us garlands bring

About The Artist

Quinn Kelsey was born in Honolulu. He represented the USA in the 2005 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. In 2008 he made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera as Schaunard (La bohème). He has since sung with many major international opera companies, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Zürich Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, Norwegian National Opera, Paris Opéra, Semperoper Dresden, Rome Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and Frankfurt Opera, as well as at the Bregenz and Edinburgh Festivals. He has sung Germont for the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Zürich Opera and in Seoul. Other Verdi roles include Rigoletto, Ezio (Attila), Count di Luna (Il trovatore), Montfort (Les vêpres siciliennes), Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra), Amonasro (Aida) and Falstaff.

Kelsey’s other repertory includes Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor), Zurga (Les pêcheurs de perles), Marcello (La bohème), Forester (The Cunning Little Vixen), Athanaël (Thaïs) and Sancho Panza (Don Quichotte). He has performed in concert and recital in the USA, the UK, Germany, and Norway, in such repertory as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Szymanowski’s Stabat mater.