Derrick Paul Miller
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Derrick Paul Miller

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada | SELF

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada | SELF
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"Fredericton's Own Popera Star"

*not available on-line. Hard copy available upon request - The Daily Gleaner


"Tenor Miller taps into Popera on new Page One CD"

*this article by Stephen Pederson is not available on-line. Hard copy is available upon request - Halifax Chronicle Herald


"CD Review"

"This CD is a winner all the way"

"Listeners will enjoy Derrick's outstanding, deep, rich voice"

-John Gavin
Atlantic Seabreeze - Atlantic Seabreeze


"ATV Evening News-Live at 5"

"One of the best voices in the Maritimes"-Bruce Frisko, ATV News - CTV


"Derrick Paul Miller-Page One"

quotes:
"The strength of his voice will carry you away"
"Some of these traditional songs have never been better up-dated or had such power in understatement"
"The duet between Brueggergosman and Miller is a highlight that needs to be heard to be believed"
-Dale Smith, Outlooks Magazine - Outlooks Magazine


Discography

2007: Page One- Derrick Paul Miller's debut recording featuring popular cover tunes by Anne Murray and the Carpenters, Irish Ballads, and 4 original songs by Canadian songwriters Jeff Straker, Adam Kozak, and Harry Lewis. This CD also featues a duet with Canadian Operatic sensation Measha Brueggergosman. This CD has and continues to have airplay on CBC Radio and on Mark Roberts' East Coast Music Show, Capitol FM in Fredericton, NB.
2010: It Is Well...Derrick's second recording features sacred and inspirational favorites and a more classical sound. This disc has already gained the attention of radio stations across Canada and sold hundreds of copies in its' first week of being released! Accompanying Derrick are world-class musicians from the Canadian Opera Company as well as the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.

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Derrick is a Tenor who has both an undergraduate and graduate degree in vocal studies and opera. Although he feels very comfortable performing opera and classical music (he is currently in his 7th season with the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto), he felt that he wanted to get his voice heard by a wider audience. He hails from New Brunswick where Irish and Celtic music is very popular, and he loves performing this style as well. He wanted to find a way to get his voice heard by audiences of popular music. This is where the idea of "Popera" came into being. Popera is basically singing popular music in a classical style. It allows people to enjoy the best of both worlds: tunes that are catchy and singable with a more classical trained voice performing them. Derrick's main influences have been John MacDermont, Josh Groban, Elton John, and Il Divo. All of these artists are introducing people to an entirely new genre of music that they otherwise would never consider. Derrick's second CD, It Is Well...(2010) features classical sacred and inspirational music. He is currently on a promotional tour for this CD which will extend into 2011.