Fernando Tarango is a freelance vocalist, singer songwriter and recording artist who is known for his versatility of styles and engaging performance. He has sung professionally for the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, the a cappella men’s octet, Clerestory, and the Grammy Award Winning, Pacific Boychoir Academy. Fernando has premiered the role of Mr. Bingley in the first operatic rendition of Pride and Prejudice by Kirke Mechem in Davies Symphony Hall, has sung multiple lead roles for the San Francisco Pocket Opera Company and has performed as a solo entertainer for Holland America Cruise Lines.
As a recording artist and songwriter he has recorded three solo albums and has licensed music to shows on MTV, E! and Oxygen networks, such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Bad Girls Club, Real World Road Rules and Love Games. He has been sung for recording projects such as a jazz/folk fusion in Bolivia (South America) and a New Age Gregorian Chant project in Indiana. He has received radio airplay across the country and even Australia for the novelty song “Santa Has Big Bells” which was featured on Minoan Music’s, Music To Kill For Album, and the Youtube performance of “Cloud of You” won him and the band, the Maywinters (Cheyenne, Wyoming), the opportunity to play live at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, in Manchester, TN.
Fernando’s professional career began at the age of 10 traveling the world with the American Boychoir School in Princeton, NJ. He continued his musical studies at the University of Michigan with a B.M. in Vocal Performance. He has toured throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and the Caribbean. He is currently based in Fort Wayne, Indiana and is regularly featured as a singer and soloist for choirs, orchestras, acoustic bands and rock bands both locally and internationally.
Here is Fernando’s web site
DISCOGRAPHY (Recordings I have sung on)
October 31, 2009 – Motown Folk music independently released, co-produced with Jon Gillespie. Featuring some of Fort Wayne, Indiana’s favorite Jazz Artists and Fort Wayne Legends, Todd Harrold, Eric Clancy, Tim Beeler and Scott Feichter (2010)
Freudian Slip – Sensual Folk recorded with Zaque Eyn and R3MMY of United Funk Organization, Alameda, CA (2009) featuring Kristen Legasse
Bachelor of Music – Indie Folk – Self released, produced by Grammy Award-winning Producer, Kevin Fox, Oakland, CA (2007)
That Promised Land by the Pacific Boychoir Academy, Tenor choral vocalist (2006)
Songs of Innocence and Experience -(2005) William Bolcom, Leonard Slatkin, University of Michigan School of Music
The Friars, Live from AA (2005) University of Michigan Friars, Michigan Men’s Glee Club
Sony Classical SK 62035 Kathleen Battle sings sacred music. The American Boychoir performs with Ms. Battle on Track 3, Mozart’s Laudate Dominum.
Sing ! (1997)
World music, Americana and rarely heard classical works
In the Spirit (1996)
Phillips 454 985-2, David Robertson – Conductor
Jessye Norman sings Christmas music. The American Boychoir is heard on Away in a Manger, Of the father’s Love Begotten and Mary Had a Baby.
EMI CDC 7243 5 56180 2 3, James Litton – Music Director
with the Albemarle Consort of Voices and orchestra
By Request (1996)
EMI CDC 7243 5 55247, James Litton, Music Director
A collection of the most popular selections from the American Boychoir’s tour programs
Performed either a cappella or with piano.
EMI CDC 55064 2 9, James Litton, Music Director
Arrangements of popular hymns, performed with Stephen Curtis Chapman, Twila Paris, the Albemarle Consort of Voices, and the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble. Orchestrated and arranged by Ron Huff and Tom Mitchell.