Today in Countertenor History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1912-05-31 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (d. 1979)
  • 1928-10-11 Russell Oberlin, American countertenor (Pro Musica Antiqua, 1952-66) and educator (Hunter, 1966-94), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1941-11-06 James Bowman, English countertenor, born in Oxford, England
  • 1958-06-17 Derek Lee Ragin, American countertenor, born in West Point, New York
  • 1960-02-05 Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1966-10-01 Brian Asawa, Japanese-American countertenor, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1970-01-02 Robert Fertitta, American operatic countertenor, born in New York City
  • 1971-10-17 Chris Kirkpatrick, American pop countertenor ('N Sync - "I Thought She Knew"), born in Clarion, Pennsylvania on

Deaths in Music

  • 1979-07-16 Alfred Deller, English countertenor (b. 1912)
  • 2016-04-18 Brian Asawa, Japanese-American countertenor, dies of liver failure at 49
  • 2016-11-25 Russell Oberlin, American countertenor (Pro Musica Antiqua, 1952-66) and educator (Hunter, 1966-94), dies at 88 [1]