[Updated] Lister lost: Daniel Chaney, 1967-2017

Daniel Chaney possessed one of the most inspiring, indelible voices we’ve encountered, with a spirit and a talent for musical communication that were unsurpassed.  But Daniel was so much more than his truly wonderful voice: he was a generous, warm and loving friend, that rare person who brings groups together without effort and without agenda.  He was just good.

After a long battle with cancer, Daniel passed away on Wednesday night.  He leaves behind an entire community that already feels the void.  We are saddened that we will no longer get to sing and be friends with him, and are drawn together in grief and the knowledge that he’s no longer in pain.  The video below was released on Facebook by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, where he was an active soloist and chorus member for many years. Friends and family continue to post beautiful, poignant comments on his Facebook page.

Rest in peace, Daniel.  You are deeply loved, and have given so very much. We already miss you.

UPDATED:  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, at 3pm, at the Glendale City SDA Church — 610 E. California Ave., 91206

More about Daniel

LA Phil biography

Crescenta Valley Weekly article, 12/8/2011:  “Daniel Chaney: A Tenor’s Path from Montana to Los Angeles

Hear Daniel sing Handel’s ‘Comfort Ye’ as part of Project Messiah from Street Symphony.

2 thoughts on “[Updated] Lister lost: Daniel Chaney, 1967-2017”

  1. I wish to add my appreciation for Danny Chaney’s life and work. We met only a few times, each was at one of the concerts he sang with the Master Chorale or at informal assemblies of MC singers, such as with Santa Monica’s Jacaranda Music series or other groups in Pasadena. Danny’s was an indelible stage presence, a deeply committed, supremely expressive and precise singer, with a beautiful voice, whether as a chorister or a soloist. He left us too soon and we shall never forget him. May he rest in peace as he sings with the angels.


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