By Deseret Book Press Release
Wondrous Talent, Wondrous Debut, Wondrous Love
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- "George Dyer is perhaps the music world's
best-kept secret," asserts noted composer Les de Azevedo. That's
about to change with the release of Dyer's debut solo album Wondrous
Love (Shadow Mountain, $13.99 limited-time introductory priced CD,
$13.98 cassette), proof positive of the passion and vocalism that has
propelled Dyer into the ranks of our nation's finest tenors.
"Wondrous Love" features 12 classic and original sacred melodies and
hymns that will appeal and inspire all listeners. In addition to
Dyer's remarkable talent, the songs on the album, which include "All
Creatures of Our God and King," "Lead Kindly Light," and "I Walked
Today Where Jesus Walked" were also treated to fresh new arrangements
from award-winning composers Kurt Bestor and Merrill Jenson, among
others. "Very seldom have I been as moved by a singer as I was when
George made the notes [of my arrangements] come alive," says Bestor,
who arranged three songs on the album.
Fans will have ample opportunity to hear Dyer perform live within the
coming months. The 2000 - 2001 season finds him onstage with the Ohio
Opera in Columbus, with Tennessee's Chattanooga Opera, and in
Jerusalem performing the role of Jesus Christ in the world premiere
of Lex de Azevedo's HOSANNA.
This December, Dyer will reprise his role as the Angel Gabriel in
both California and Utah performances of Azevedo's Gloria. Gloria
will also be broadcast by Detroit Public Television on November 28th,
in the video recording that features George as Gabriel.
George Dyer has been a national finalist in the San Francisco Opera's
Merola Program, a district finalist in the Metropolitan Opera
auditions, and has performed with the New York City Opera on several
occaisons. A native of Virginia, Dyer presently resides in Utah with
his wife and children.