Cantata Choir

Edmund Milly

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

Emily Shusdock

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

Cecilia Moneta

Soprano Cecilia Moneta has over 20 years of experience in choral music…

Charles Wesley Evans

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

Elizabeth Eschen

Mezzo-soprano and voice pedagogue Elizabeth Eschen recently returned…

Rebecca Saunders

After earning her BA degree in Voice from Salem College, Rebecca…

Peter Leo

Forever a chorister, having sung professionally in Chicago and Los…

Steven Soph

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

Virginia Herrick

Virginia Herrick, soprano, is the Director of Children’s Music at…

Christopher Gilliam

Christopher Gilliam is director of choral activities at Davidson…

Robert Jones

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

Colin Burns

Colin Burns currently serves as the Director of Music for St. Alban’s…

Adam Hunter

Adam Hunter has been singing in choirs for 15 years, including…

Patrick Muehleise

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

Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a versatile artist, with repertoire…

Sarah Yanovitch

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

Kelsey Harrison

Mezzo-soprano Kelsey Harrison is a native Charlottean and holds…

Sarah Towner

Ms. Sarah Towner recently graduated from Wingate University where she…

Charles Humphries

Charles Humphries’ vocal career began in the United Kingdom as a…

Jason Steigerwalt

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

Charles Wesley Evans

Bass

“An elegant, mellifluous and expressive baritone” (New York Times), Charles Wesley Evans has been applauded by The Miami Herald as “the peak of the night’s solo work” and “a warm, strong baritone” by the Washington Post. This Georgia-born baritone began singing professionally at the age of eleven as a chorister at the American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey, where he performed nationally and internationally under the baton of notable conductors Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, James Levine, John Williams, and Vladimir Spivakov. With a versatility that ranges from the Baroque to Gospel and African-American Spirituals, he has engaged a myriad of audiences with performances of song.

His solo work has offered opportunities across the U.S. with the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Austin Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Delaware Philharmonic Orchestra, Berkshire Baroque, the Dryden Ensemble, Princeton Pro Musica, Music in Somerset Hills, and the Masterworks Chorus and orchestra in Carnegie Hall. He is a passionate supporter and performer of professional choral practices and is a proud member of the Carmel Bach Festival Chorale (Carmel, CA), Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire (Miami, FL), The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Grammy-award winning ensemble Conspirare (Austin, TX). His singing has been broadcast on New York Public Radio, South Florida Public Radio, California Public Radio and Classical MPR (MN).

This season he continues a busy concert schedule with Seraphic Fire, Conspirare, and The Rose Ensemble, as well as guest artist for the 40th Anniversary Celebration KMFA Texas Public Radio, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Baldwin Wallace Bach Festival, and two performances of Leonard Bernstein's Mass at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. He has served on the voice faculties of the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa and is currently Coaching Artist Faculty for Seraphic Fire's Professional Choral Institute in association with UCLA and the Aspen Music Festival. He holds a B.A. in Music from Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon, GA with further study at the Boston Conservatory of Music and Westminster Choir College of Rider University. Currently, he is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA.

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