Baritone Burton will launch Ashmont Hill’s Chamber series on Sun., Sept. 16

Dashon Burton - Acclaimed vocalist is Dot-bound

The appearance of Grammy Award-winning bass baritone vocalist Dashon Burton will highlight Ashmont Hill Chamber Music’s first concert of the 2018/2019 season on Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. in All Saints’ Peabody Hall.

Burton and piano accompanist Christopher Walter will perform a wide-ranging program entitled “A Poet Speaks” that will feature selections from Renaissance composer John Dowland, Romantic era composer Robert Schumann, and Francis Poulenc’s mid-20th century composition “Chansons Villageoises,” as well as a collection of spirituals and gospel songs.

The acclaimed vocalist, who hails from the Bronx, has been praised by The New York Times for his “nobility and rich tone,” and by the Wall Street Journal for his “enormous, thrilling voice seemingly capable ... [of] raising the dead.” He is a founding member of the 2013 Grammy Award-winning ensemble Roomful of Teeth, and his recent release, “Songs of Struggle & Redemption: We Shall Overcome,” was included on the New York Times “The Best Classical Musical Recordings” of 2016 list.

Tickets will be available for purchase at $25 for adults, $18 for students, and $3 for EBT cardholders. Children under 13 will be admitted for free. For more information visit ahchambermusic.org.