Soloists for Un musicien de premier ordre - Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Samuel Faustine

Samuel Faustine, tenor, performs a variety of genres ranging from Baroque opera to modern musical theater. Samuel has recently performed the roles of Anthony in Sweeney Todd (San Jose Stage), Vašek in the Bartered Bride (Pocket Opera), Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors (Ray of Light Theatre), Curly in Oklahoma (Broadway by the Bay), the Roasted Swan in Carmina Burana (San Jose Sinfonia, Awesome Orchestra) and many leading roles with Lamplighters Music Theatre. Samuel sings countertenor in addition to tenor. He is an active member of the Bay Area’s choral and sacred music communities, frequently performing with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Gaude, Volti, Cappella SF, and many other local ensembles. He maintains a music studio in San Francisco, teaching voice, music theory, musicianship, and several instruments. Visit for more information. 


Tim Silva

Tim Silva, tenor, is a proud native of the East Bay. After seven years in the classroom as a PreK-8th grade music teacher, Tim has moved into choral directing, working as an assistant conductor for the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choirs, and directing a tenor-bass ensemble called Chorum. As a singer, he regularly works with Volti, Gaude, and the Throckmorton Theatre Chorus, and has just joined the professional ranks of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. An active collaborator and versatile performer, he has performed and/or recorded with Artists' Vocal Ensemble, Chalice Consort, Iron Henry, Kathy Stephan, Kronos Quartet, Marin Symphony, Michael Bang, Nick Hours, ODC/Dance, Russian National Orchestra, San Francisco Choral Artists, and others. He has recorded the music of many living composers, including Paul Chihara, Kui Dong, Michael Gandolfi, and Terry Riley.


Clayton Moser

Clayton Moser, bass, was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and grew up in a rich choral music environment. He is actively involved with multiple choirs on both coasts, including Gaude, Capella SF, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Taylor Festival Choir in Charleston, South Carolina. Clayton came to California to pursue a Master's Degree in Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with Dan Becker. Clayton believes music has a great restorative power for the human psyche and is an active sound healer. He holds a certificate in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing from the California Institute of Integral Studies.