Eastern Mennonite University

Tenor Kenneth Gayle’s career has spanned opera, oratorio, art song and off-Broadway performance. A gifted musician and communicator, SVBF audiences have enjoyed his music-making range from Bach to Beethoven, Haydn and Handel, and he’s happy to return for the 2013 festival.

National credits include performances with: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ravinia Music Festival, Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, Grant Park Music Festival and a national television appearance at the NAACP Image Awards with Three Mo’ Tenors among many others.

A resident of Houston,TX, local performance credits include appearances with: Divas World Productions; Mukuru: Arts for AIDS Series; Houston Ebony Opera Guild. Producing/directing credits include: one-man musical journeys “One Voice” and “One Heart…Revealed”; various fundraising galas including “Cabaret for a Cure” benefitting AIDS Foundation Houston and Legacy Community Health Services; “The Rose Gala” benefitting The Houston Women’s Home; and “The Tapestry Gala” benefitting Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston.

Mr. Gayle currently serves as Producing Director for Music Doing Good, a non-profit organization that educates, entertains and enriches through innovative musical programming.