Cantata Choir

Christopher Gilliam

Christopher Gilliam is director of choral activities at Davidson…

Jason Steigerwalt

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

Sarah Yanovitch

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

Jessica Garthe

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

Bryon Grohman

Tenor Bryon Grohman has received international recognition for his…

Luc Kleiner

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

Emily Shusdock

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

Patrick Muehleise

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

Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a versatile artist, with repertoire…

Charles Wesley Evans

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

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…

Steven Soph

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

Kim Leeds

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

Elizabeth Eschen

Mezzo-soprano and voice pedagogue Elizabeth Eschen recently returned…

Laura Williams

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

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…

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…

Gene Stenger

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

MaryRuth Lown

MaryRuth Lown, soprano, holds degrees from Winthrop University…

Laura Williams

Mezzo-soprano/Alto

Mezzo-soprano/alto Laura Williams is passionate about performing and working as a Singing Voice Specialist, or “Vocologist,” where she consults and habilitates singers with injured voices. After experiencing vocal trauma and subsequent surgeries, she recovered vocally when she studied Vocology with founder Ingo Titze at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Salt Lake City.

She now has a private vocal studio and recently served on the voice faculties of University of Colorado-Denver and the University of Northern Colorado. She earned her MM at CU Boulder in Colorado and BM at Brevard College in North Carolina. 

Laura has combined her work with her love of traveling and taught in Beijing (China Agricultural University, International College of Beijing) and sung with the International Bachakademie in Stuttgart and the Weimar Bach Cantata Academie, under Helmuth Rilling, Hans-Christoph Rademann and Kathy Romey, including tours in Germany, Chile and Tunisia. Laura has performed as both soloist and choral member with the Oregon Bach Festival, Colorado Bach Ensemble, the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, The King’s Counterpoint and
Cantores Charleston.

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