Scott O’Neal, bass

Scott O’Neal joined the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in 2001 and is a member of the Professional Core. He has appeared as a soloist with the Mendelssohn Choir several times, most notably in its 2010 performance of Bach’s Mass in B-Minor. Past solos in church choirs include Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Cantata No. 62, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Britten’s Cantata Misericordium. He also sings when time permits with Voces Solis and Resonance Works Pittsburgh.

Mr. O’Neal was born in the small town of Normal, IL – proving that the universe has a keen sense of irony – but spent most of his formative years in Tucson, AZ. He sang in his first choir at the age of 12, and has been at it now for longer than he’s going to admit here. He has two “day jobs,” as a project manager in public health at the University of Pittsburgh and as a standardized test instructor and tutor for The Princeton Review.

Mr. O’Neal is thrilled to be premiering this new work by Stewart Copeland and especially to be embodying this version of one of the all-time great anti-heroes.