Daniel Borup is a classically-trained baritone originally hailing from Champaign, Illinois. An experienced solo and choral singer, Daniel is well-versed in musical styles ranging from classical to contemporary. Though trained as a baritone, Daniel frequently performs as a tenor soloist; his voice has been described as possessing an "Irish tenor" sound. In his performances, Daniel's singular goal is to deliver a captivating, thrilling, and authentic rendition of each and every work he performs.
From his earliest days, Daniel had an ear for music. He began his career as a violinist at age 3 before shifting his focus to voice around 2010. As an active choral singer, Daniel has performed with a diverse array of ensembles, ranging from the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana to the Fog City Singers, an internationally-renowned barbershop chorus recently ranked 9th in the world.
Daniel has been an active soloist since moving to the Bay Area in 2013. He has performed with the Congregational Oratorio Society, Schola Cantorum, and award-winning early music ensemble Cut Circle. Daniel has also made high-profile appearances as a national anthem singer for the NHL's Stanley Cup Playoffs, Opening Night for the Oakland A's, and the regional finals for NCAA's "March Madness" tournament.
Daniel will be relocating to Southeastern Minnesota in January 2019, and is excited for new opportunities in a new area of the country! Prior to moving, Daniel sang in the Bay Area with the Stanford Chamber Chorale, Fog City Singers, and chamber choir Convivium. He often appeared as a soloist with these and other local ensembles, and performed the national anthem roughly 30 times per year in the Bay Area. Daniel is available as an anthem singer for events large & small, and as a soloist for weddings, concerts, and private functions!