Cantata Choir

Charles Wesley Evans

“An elegant, mellifluous and expressive baritone” (New York Times),…

Kim Leeds

With her “vivid, deeply satisfying sound” and “rich, smooth mezzo…

Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a versatile artist, with repertoire…

MaryRuth Lown

MaryRuth Lown, soprano, holds degrees from Winthrop University…

Elizabeth Eschen

Mezzo-soprano and voice pedagogue Elizabeth Eschen recently returned…

Jason Steigerwalt

Jason Steigerwalt is an American baritone with an active career in…

Jay Carter

Jay Carter has gained recognition as one of the nation’s finest…

Emily Shusdock

A full-time singer and music teacher, Emily Shusdock directs the…

Sarah Yanovitch

Recognized by The Boston Globe as “a name to keep an eye on”, soprano…

Robert Jones

Originally from the Charlotte area, tenor Robert Jones has a varied…

Laura Atkinson

American mezzo-soprano Laura C. Atkinson is an active performer in…

Jessica Garthe

Jessica Garthe, soprano, currently is a full-time music teacher at…

Bryon Grohman

Tenor Bryon Grohman has received international recognition for his…

Gene Stenger

A specialist in the oratorio repertoire, tenor Gene Stenger’s solo…

David Kurtenbach

David Kurtenbach, tenor, described as having a voice “lined with…

David Rugger

A versatile performer and scholar, baritone David Rugger specializes…

Steven Soph

A “superb vocal soloist” (The Washington Post), tenor Steven Soph…

Laura Williams

Mezzo-soprano/alto Laura Williams is passionate about performing and…

Christopher Gilliam

Christopher Gilliam is director of choral activities at Davidson…

Luc Kleiner

Luc Kleiner has shaped a pluralistic musical identity in Los Angeles,…

Edmund Milly

Edmund Milly brings “perfect diction” (Los Angeles Times) and…

Patrick Muehleise

Praised for his “real musicality and finely executed coloratura,”…

Michael H. Trammell

A Charlotte native, Michael H. Trammell is a highly sought after tenor…

David Kurtenbach

Tenor

David Kurtenbach, tenor, described as having a voice “lined with silver” (Classical Voice) enjoys an active ensemble and solo career, specializing in early music. He has appeared as soloist with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Bach Collegium San Diego, American Bach Soloists, Conspirare, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Oregon Bach Festival, Ensemble VIII, Apollo’s Fire, Magnificat, and Volti.

Kurtenbach has premiered works by James MacMillan, Meredith Monk, David Lang, Dave Brubeck, Kirke Mechem, Eric Banks, and Moses Hogan. His recordings may be heard on Innova/Naxos, Koch International, Tonehammer, Pro Organo, and Soli Deo Gloria.  David also served as Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor at Opera San Jose and Festival Opera. 

As an educator, he taught master classes at Oberlin Conservatory and San Francisco Choral Society, and was Instructor of Voice and Music Theory at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco for nine years. He is a member of Beyond Artists, a coalition of musicians who donate a portion of their concert fees to organizations they care about. His performances support the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. beyondartists.org.

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