Cantata Choir

Laura Williams

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

Charles Wesley Evans

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

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…

Steven Soph

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

Jason Steigerwalt

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

Emily Shusdock

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

Christopher Gilliam

Christopher Gilliam is director of choral activities at Davidson…

MaryRuth Lown

MaryRuth Lown, soprano, holds degrees from Winthrop University…

Patrick Muehleise

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

David Rugger

A versatile performer and scholar, baritone David Rugger specializes…

Jay Carter

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

Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a versatile artist, with repertoire…

Robert Jones

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

Elizabeth Eschen

Mezzo-soprano and voice pedagogue Elizabeth Eschen recently returned…

David Kurtenbach

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

Michael H. Trammell

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

Edmund Milly

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

Luc Kleiner

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

Gene Stenger

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

Sarah Yanovitch

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

Kim Leeds

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

Laura Atkinson

Mezzo-soprano

American mezzo-soprano Laura C. Atkinson is an active performer in both the United States and in Germany. She has debuted with various orchestras in both countries, including the Nashville Symphony, the New Haven Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the Kammersymphonie Berlin, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Braunschweig Staatsorchester. Highlights of this season included several debuts, including Dvorak’s Requiem at the Konzerthaus Berlin, Messiah with the Portland Oratorio Chorale of Maine, and Handel Duets at the Steglitz Early Music Festival.

The season also includes a return to the Bach Choir of Bethlehem for a performance of Bach’s Cantata 97, Messiah with Opera On Tap Berlin, and a new production of Winterreise at the Delphi Theater in Berlin. Additional highlights include debuts as Mary in Der Fliegende Holländer, and as Bradamante in Alcina. Ms. Atkinson received her Master's degree from the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, where she studied with James R. Taylor and Simon Carrington. She completed additional studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig, Germany.

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