Cantata Choir

Jay Carter


Jay Carter has gained recognition as one of the nation’s finest countertenors. A collaborator with both period and modern ensembles, Mr. Carter is recognized as a leading interpreter of Baroque repertoire and has been lauded for luminous tone, stylish interpretations, and clarion delivery.

Recent appearances include Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with American Bach Soloists and Choir of St. Thomas Church, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan, Handel’s Messiah with National Symphony and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Vivaldi’s Gloria with Nicholas McGegan and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

He holds degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music as a pupil of Simon Carrington, Judith Malafronte, and James Taylor. He received his undergraduate degree from William Jewell College and studied with Arnold Epley. He lives in Liberty, Missouri with his family.

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