Mass Schedule: Saturday 5:30pm
Sunday 8:00am, 10:00am & 12:00pm
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About our Director


 

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A church musician since the age of 12, David Sievers, our Pastoral Associate of Music and Liturgy, has performed at three National Association of Pastoral Musicians National Conventions as a member of the National Catholic Honors Choir, and in 1998, sang as a guest soloist with the Carolina Catholic Chorale at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II.

Prior to coming to St. Luke, Dr. Sievers served as Music Director at St. Rose of Lima Parish (Franklin, IN) and St. Joseph’s Parish (Kennewick, WA). He earned the Doctor of Music degree in Voice Performance and Literature from the famed Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University as well as degrees from Washington State University (B.M., Voice Performance, summa cum laude) and Boise State University (M.M., Voice Performance and Pedagogy).

 

 

Dr. Sievers is also an Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Music at the University of Dayton. At UD, he teaches private voice, English and German diction and literature for singers, voice pedagogy, and other related courses. He also co-directs the UD Opera Workshop where he conducted Johann Strauss' delightful Die Fledermaus in the Fall of 2016 and will conduct Little Shop of Horrors in 2017. In the past, he has directed such works as Once Upon a Mattress, Gianni Schicchi, The Pirates of Penzance, The Stoned Guest, and Oedipus Tex. He also often works with the UD Theater Program, serving as music director for several musicals, including The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Smoke on the Mountain, Urinetown, several musicals with the UD Children's Theater, and recently served as music director for the devised works (ir)reconcilable: faith and reason and sustenance. He also has taught in Leipzig, Germany as part of a UD Summer Study Abroad program ("Faith, Music and Human Rights in Eastern Germany") in 2008, 2010, and 2013.

An active tenor, he has performed in recital in Italy and Germany, in the Midwest and in the Pacific Northwest, and has appeared on the stages of the Dayton Art Institute, the UD Opera Theater, IU Opera Theater, Bloomington Music Works, the Opera Theater and Music Festival of Lucca, Bloomington Early Music Festival, Spokane Opera, Washington East Opera, and Richland Light Opera. He has sung many of the character tenor roles in the operatic canon, and has been the tenor soloist for symphonic works including Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Mozart's Requiem, Benjamin Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Haydn's The Creation, Rachmaninoff's Vespers, and Adolphus Hailstork's cantata I will lift up mine eyes. He has sung with the Piqua Civic Band, the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, Wittenberg University, the UD Chorale and Choral Union, the Springfield Symphony, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, the Boise Master Chorale and the Mid-Columbia Oratorio Chorus. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Dayton Music Club, the Opera Guild of Dayton (where he is the chair of the High School Vocal Competition), the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the National Opera Association, and Phi Beta Kappa. He also served as a member of the Archdiocesan Music Committee for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati during the transition of the implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missal.

Recent engagements include a concert version of Samuel Coleridge Taylor's opera "Dream Lovers" with text by Dayton native Paul Laurence Dunbar, singing the role of Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Central State University's production of Guys and Dolls, and singing Joseph Summer's setting of Hamlet's soliloquy "Too too solid flesh" during the composer's residency at the University of Dayton. Often a performer and proponent  of new music, he has performed selections from Jake Heggie's Friendly Persuasions during Heggie's residency at UD, Libby Larsen's My Antonia, a song cycle with texts by Willa Cather, at UD for the composer, and performed the world premiere of "When You Are Old and Gray" by Lucy Simon, the composer of the Broadway hit The Secret Garden. Other recent performances include Franz Schubert's masterwork Die schoene Muellerin with collaborative pianist and UD Artist-in-Residence John Benjamin at UD and  Georgetown College (KY). He also recently performed a recital titled Sing Like There's No Tomorrow! featuring music of Vincenzo Bellini, Samuel Barber, Benjamin Britten, Wilhelm Killmayer, Adam Guettel, Craig Carnelia, and John Bucchino. In November 2016, David performed a recital featuring songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Richard Hundley, including the song cycle On Wenlock Edge with piano and string quartet. He will be reprising the Hundley songs with pianist Jennifer Shoup for the Dayton Music Club's scholarship benefit in May 2017. In the Fall of 2017, Sievers will be performing alongside members of the Dayton Opera in a recital featuring the music of Gian-Carlo Menotti and will be giving a solo recital of Richard Schumann's beloved cycle Dichterliebe and Ralph Vaughan Williams' cycle Songs of Travel with pianist Minjie Bao.