Damien Geter

Events

  • Concert - Damin Spritzer - Holy Rosary, Edmonds - Kilgen Organ
    630 7th Ave N
    July 5 @ 1:30 pm
    Damin Spritzer performs Works by Howells, Grace, Boulay, and Kunc, and the world premiere performance of Damien Geter’s “Elegy” for tenor and organ. Regarding his setting of “Saw a Starling” by Lorene Cary, Mr. Geter writes, “Although the piece is entitled ‘Elegy,’ there is a duality in its lamentation. While we recognize the deep sorrow in the bird’s extinction and the mystery surrounding it, we remember a time when the birds were living their best lives, flying freely on the island, hopping from limb to limb. We think of a world when that was possible before humans used them as targets.”
  • Concert - Damin Spritzer - Holy Rosary, Edmonds - Kilgen Organ
    630 7th Ave N
    July 5 @ 3:00 pm
    Damin Spritzer performs Works by Howells, Grace, Boulay, and Kunc, and the world premiere performance of Damien Geter’s “Elegy” for tenor and organ. Regarding his setting of “Saw a Starling” by Lorene Cary, Mr. Geter writes, “Although the piece is entitled ‘Elegy,’ there is a duality in its lamentation. While we recognize the deep sorrow in the bird’s extinction and the mystery surrounding it, we remember a time when the birds were living their best lives, flying freely on the island, hopping from limb to limb. We think of a world when that was possible before humans used them as targets.”

About

Damien Geter is an acclaimed composer and diverse artist whose credits include performances
ranging from the operatic stage to the television screen. As a composer, Damien infuses classical
music with various styles from the black diaspora to create music that furthers the cause for
social justice.
Damien’s growing body of work includes chamber, vocal, and orchestral works. Some recent
highlights include commissions for Washington National Opera (American Apollo), Resonance
Ensemble (An African American Requiem), The Washington Chorus (Cantata for a Hopeful
Tomorrow), Opera Theater Oregon (Invisible), the University of Michigan (The Justice
Symphony), All Classical Portland (Neo-Soul), On-Site Opera, Des Moines Metro
Opera, and the Glimmerglass Festival. His large work, An African American Requiem, will be completed in
2022.
Also a professionally trained classical singer (bass), Damien has appeared with the Metropolitan
Opera, Seattle Opera, and Portland Opera, among other regional companies across the nation.
Damien currently serves as the Artistic Advisor for Portland Opera and Resonance Ensemble.