Sept. 12, 1967-April 6, 2017
Daniel J. Chaney, a professional tenor and French horn player who inspired many with his passionate and powerful talent, left us on April 6 after a battle with cancer. For many years he was a beloved member and regular soloist of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and concurrently the soloist of St. George’s Episcopal Church in La Cañada and also at the Glendale City Seventh Day Adventist Church, Glendale. Previously, he spent 10 years with the Los Angeles Opera as a chorus member and secondary role understudy. Daniel also sang on multiple feature film soundtracks such as “Avatar,” “Sing,” “Hail Caesar” and, most recently, “La La Land.”
Daniel was born in Malta, Montana on Sept. 12, 1967. He graduated from Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Wyoming and attended Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.
He is survived by his parents Grady and Evelyn Chaney of Cheyenne, Wyoming; three brothers: Grady II of Perth, Australia, Gary and Michael of Denver, Colorado; three sisters: Martie Oestman and Judith Hurley of Cheyenne and Amy Westling of Strasbourg, France in addition to loving friends throughout the Rocky Mountain West and the greater Los Angeles area.