Cantata Choir

Patrick Muehleise

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

Steven Soph

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

Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a versatile artist, with repertoire…

Gene Stenger

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

Christopher Gilliam

Christopher Gilliam is director of choral activities at Davidson…

Jay Carter

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

Edmund Milly

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

Michael H. Trammell

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

David Rugger

A versatile performer and scholar, baritone David Rugger specializes…

Luc Kleiner

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

Kim Leeds

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

Bryon Grohman

Tenor Bryon Grohman has received international recognition for his…

Charles Wesley Evans

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

Emily Shusdock

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

Jason Steigerwalt

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

Laura Williams

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

MaryRuth Lown

MaryRuth Lown, soprano, holds degrees from Winthrop University…

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…

David Kurtenbach

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

Elizabeth Eschen

Mezzo-soprano and voice pedagogue Elizabeth Eschen recently returned…

David Rugger

Baritone: Hoheprister (Priest) I

A versatile performer and scholar, baritone David Rugger specializes in the oratorio repertoire, early music, and especially the music of J.S. Bach. Rugger recently completed his PhD in musicology at Indiana University, where he also studied voice and was active in the Historical Performance Institute.

In addition to working with several wonderful voice teachers, coaches, and conductors, he is an alumnus of both the American Bach Soloists Academy and the Carmel Bach Festival’s Virginia Best Adams Fellow program. In his scholarship, he writes about the relationship between vocal sound, the body, and identity in twentieth century English and American music.

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