Dashon Burton returns to the Carmel Bach Festival in 2017. Burton was a soloist in 2014-2015, and previously a memberof the Chorale. He is a native of the Bronx, New York. Praised for his “nobility and rich tone,” (New York Times) and his “enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable ... [of] raising the dead;” (Wall Street Journal), Burton has appeared in both the Brahms Requiem and Beethoven 9 with Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra. He graduated from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. In 2009, Burton entered Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music, where he studied vocal literature.