Next month, Dashon Burton joins the Oratorio Society of New York at Carnegie Hall to sing the world premiere of Sanctuary Roadby Pulitzer Prize winners Paul Moravec (music) and Mark Campbell (text), which tells of journeys toward freedom on the Underground Railroad led by William Still, an African American abolitionist.

 Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park.  Photo by Eric Allix Rogers

Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park.  Photo by Eric Allix Rogers

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This season, Dashon also joined the Cleveland Orchestra for Mozart's Requiem and a reprise of the groundbreaking production of The Cunning Little Vixen. His Beethoven 9 performances included those with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Orlando Philharmonic, in addition to those with Cleveland.  On the other end of the spectrum, Dashon appeared in David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, The Little Match Girl Passion in December at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and returned to Carnegie Hall for Handel's Messiah with the Oratorio Society of New York.