||John Kendall Bailey is Principal Conductor and Chorus Master of the
Trinity Lyric Opera, Associate Conductor of the San Francisco Composers Chamber
Orchestra, Music Director and Conductor of Voices of Musica Sacra, and Artistic
Director of the San Francisco Song Festival. In 1994, Mr. Bailey founded the
Berkeley Lyric Opera and served as its Music Director and Conductor until 2001.
Since then he has been a guest conductor with the Oakland East Bay Symphony,
Oakland Youth Orchestra, and Oakland Ballet, and music director and conductor
for productions with North Bay Opera, Mission City Opera, Goat Hall
Productions, Solo Opera, the Crowden School and Dominican University. From
2002-2006 he was the Chorus Master of the Festival Opera of Walnut Creek. Mr.
Bailey is also a composer, and his works have been performed and commissioned
in the Bay Area and abroad.
Mr. Bailey also maintains a busy
performance schedule as a bass-baritone, oboist, and pianist, and has performed
with the San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Oakland East Bay, Berkeley, Redding, Napa,
Sacramento, and Prometheus symphonies, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia
Baroque Orchestra, the Midsummer Mozart and West Marin music festivals, as well
as with San Francisco Bach Choir, Coro Hispano de San Francisco, Pacific Mozart
Ensemble, California Vocal Academy, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra,
Masterworks Chorale of San Mateo, Baroque Arts Ensemble, San Francisco Korean
Master Chorale, the Master Sinfonia, the Mark Morris and Merce Cunningham dance
companies, Goat Hall Productions, Opera Piccola, the Berkeley, Golden Gate, and
Oakland Lyric Opera companies, and many other groups. He has recorded for the
Harmonia Mundi, Koch International, Pro Musica, Wildboar, Centaur, and Angelus
Mr. Bailey has been a pre-performance lecturer for
Oakland East Bay Symphony and San Francisco Opera, a critic for San Francisco
Classical Voice, a writer of real-time commentary for the Concert Companion,
and has taught conducting at the University of California at Davis .