Upcoming Shows

October 9, 2015 @ 8:00PM
musical improv level 2 graduation show
magnet theater training center
22 w 32nd st, 10th floor
october 21, 2015 @ 7:30PM
Tallis: spem in alium; strauss, parker, & more
St. john the divine (kent tritle, con.)
october 28, 2015 @ 7PM
solo quartet:Bernstein's chichester psalms
sacred music in a sacred space
St. ignatius-loyola (k. scott warren, con.)
November 22, 2015 @ 5PM
new York holiday choristers kick-off concert
ida k. lang recital hall (hunter college)
december 13 & 30, 2015 @ 3PM
chorus: sing we noel xmas concert
sacred music in a sacred space
st. ignatius-loyola (k. scott warren, con.)
February 14, 2016 @ 3PM
soprano soloist in Mahler's symphony no. 4
The pennsylvania centre orchestra (yaniv attar, con.)
pasquerilla spiritual center (university park, pa)
march 16, 2016 @ 7pm
Chorus: passion-stabat mater
may 11, 2016 @ 7PM
Chorus: psalms, hymns, & spiritual songs

Recent Shows

june 2-7, 2015
mendelssohn's a midsummer night's dream
new york city ballet
lincoln center
may 2015
chorus: bach's b minor mass
April 2015
fox in the cunning little vixen (scenes)
encanta collective
All SaintS church
march 2015
soprano soloist in brahms' requiem
fapc chamber choir (w/ ryan jackson)
fifth ave presbyterian church
chorus: passion–sacrifice, & surrender
sacred music in a sacred space
st. ignatius-loyola (w/ k. scott warren)
'DOVE DUO & FRIENDS (ravel, previn, tavener)
Hunter College, ida k. lang recital hall
Brooklyn College Conservatory of music
Choral World Premieres
Musica Sacra (w/ Kent Tritle)
cathedral of St. John the Divine
january 2015
chorus: verdi's requiem
new york philharmonic (w/ alan gilbert)
december 2014
chorus: ligeti's requiem
american symphony orchestra (w/ leon botstein)
november 2014
chorus: ravel's daphnis et chloé
san francisco symphony (w/ michael tilson thomas)
song recital w/ nana shi, piano
world premiere: sproul's october
elebash recital hall
october 2014
chorus: pärt's te deum (w/ kent tritle)
cathedral of st john the divine
chorus: mozart's great mass
august 2014
cabaret debut w/ kat guthrie
don't tell mama NYC
check out one of my favorite songs here

Danya Katok, originally from State College, PA, is an exceptionally versatile vocalist whose repertoire ranges from the pure straight tone of plainchant, to the lush soprano of the Romantic era, to the exciting belt of musical theater. She has performed in many of the country's top concert halls, including all three stages at Carnegie Hall, the State Theater and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Kennedy Center, and Symphony Hall. She made her New York City Opera debut as Max in Oliver Knussen's Where the Wild Things Are, a role for which she was praised by The New York Times as being “superb." She has appeared as a soloist with The Boston Pops (“An Evening of Cole Porter” alongside Broadway legend Kelli O'Hara), Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Chamber Choir (Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem), Mark Morris Dance Group (Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts), and New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble (Mahler's Symphony No. 4 and Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music). Musical theater and jazz credits include Anna (cover) in The King and I with Ash Lawn Opera Festival, jazz soloist with Mark Morris Dance Group at Jacob's Pillow, and Anne/Mae (cover) at York Theatre Company (Off-Broadway). Last summer she made her cabaret debut at NYC's Don't Tell Mama.

A two-time Vocal Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center and first-ever New Voices in American Song Fellow at SongFest, Danya has worked closely with song and opera composers, including Libby Larsen, John Musto, Oliver Knussen, and Richard Hundley. She has enjoyed premiering new works by up-and-coming composers, such as Stuart Paul Duncan's Lament with the Cornell Festival Chamber Orchestra, Michael Strauss' Sassafras Dawn with members of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony, James Sproul's October, and David Bridges' The Hill Wife, a "quartet for two people" where she played the violin and sang. She has received numerous awards in the contemporary music space, including the Phyllis Bryn-Julson Award for 20th/21st Century Music, Tanglewood Grace B. Jackson Prize, and the Ernst Bacon Prize for American Art Song. Other awards include Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Mid-Atlantic region), Winner of the Annual Teaneck Cabaret Competition, and Winner of the Baltimore Music Club Vocal Competition.

Danya's choral adventures have led her to perform with some of the world's best choirs and orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic (under Alan Gilbert, Bernard Labadie, and Bernard Haitink), Vienna Philharmonic (under Franz Welser-Möst), American Symphony Orchestra (under Leon Botstein), and San Francisco Symphony (under Michael Tilson Thomas). She regularly performs with Sacred Music in a Sacred Space (under K. Scott Warren) and Musica Sacra (under Kent Tritle) and can be heard in numerous recordings, including Essential Voices USA's recent Christmas and Hanukkah albums (directed by Judith Clurman) and the motion picture soundtrack to Paramount Picture's Noah.

Danya has received degrees from Penn State University and Peabody Conservatory, and is currently finishing up her doctorate at The CUNY Graduate Center. She maintains a private voice studio in New York City and teaches on the voice faculty at Brooklyn College. When not singing, Danya enjoys improvising at Magnet Theater, where she has studied both straight and musical improv with Elana Fishbein, Louis Kornfeld, Michael Lutton, Jon Bander, and Frank Spitznagel. 

"My simple request" by joey contreras w/ david john madore on piano @ don't tell mama NYC
music in midtown w/ nana shi, piano
lucy's aria from menotti's the telephone w/ bradley lassiter, baritone and nana shi, piano
"an evening of cole porter" with the boston pops at symphony hall (w/ keith lockhart)
"good morning midnight" by previn w/ nana shi, piano
max in knussen's where the wild things are with new york city opera (above) and tanglewood music center (below)