He was born in Kingston, Pennsylvania and studied at the Juilliard School. He became a founding member of the New York Pro Musica, with which he toured from 1953-1963. He has taught at the Manhattan School of Music.In 1956 he appeared in "The Lark", starring Julie Harris, at the Longacre Theatre in New York City.
He is noted for his performances of early music. He also made a number of important recordings with Maurice Abravanel and the Utah Symphony, notably the Vanguard recording of the Berlioz Requiem. In addition, he appeared on the Los Angeles Philharmonic recording of Respighi's Lauda per la Natività del Signore along with Marilyn Horne, Marie Gibson, and the Roger Wagner Chorale, conducted by Alfred Wallenstein.
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