A beacon of light during the height of the pandemic, four singers at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross sought artistic refuge in the Cathedral bell tower where its bells toll each day.
The tower’s most unusual acoustic properties were miraculously friendly to singers forced to wear masks and stand far away from each other. Each week immediately after Mass at the Cathedral, they made a new recording.
Artists transform cathedral bell tower into recording studio during pandemic
Pandemic experience inspires Boston Cathedral Singers' first album
Sounds from the Spires • SiriusXM 129 • The Catholic Channel Aired November 20, 21, 2021 Dr. Jennifer Pascual speaks with Richard J. Clark, Director of Music of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston about the Boston Cathedral Singers' release "From the Bell Tower"
"The ever-positive Satyavan, Savriti’s husband played by tenor Michael Gonzalez denies his impending death, proclaiming it as merely illusion (‘maya’). His death scene stunned us both visually and in sonically" - Boston Musical Intelligencer
"...Gonzalez had a bright, forward tone and enunciated well...Both singer and organist pleasingly manipulated dynamics with subtle skill." - Boston Musical Intelligencer
"The aria New York Lights from William Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge . This was given a poignant rendition, one of the evening’s best, by tenor Michael González, one of the emerging artists. I predict he will go far, as there is always a shortage of good tenors." - New York Concert Review
"In addition, the acting was solid across the board. Michael González's earthly approach to Frederick as a real person just trying to stay afloat in a sea of cartoon characters really worked." - Jaie Deschene
Contemporary Theater Company will present “The Voice of Gertrude Stein,” featuring the best of local New England talent ... Tenor Michael Gonzalez
Cambridge Chamber Ensemble presents Michael Gonzalez in Holst's Sāvitri
Michael González stars as the Beast in Riverside Theatre Works Disney production Beauty and the Beast
"..Gonzalez had a bright, forward tone and enunciated well...Both singer and organist pleasingly manipulated dynamics with subtle skill." - Boston Musical Intelligencer
FINALIST: MICHAEL GONZALEZ - 2020 Contract Winner of Piccola Opera; NH Opera Idol Competition
The Metropolitan Opera Laffont Competition 2022-2023 Boston District Singer