Cantata Choir

Jay Carter

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

Charles Wesley Evans

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

Kim Leeds

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

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…

Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a versatile artist, with repertoire…

Elizabeth Eschen

Mezzo-soprano and voice pedagogue Elizabeth Eschen recently returned…

Jason Steigerwalt

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

Luc Kleiner

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

Bryon Grohman

Tenor Bryon Grohman has received international recognition for his…

Christopher Gilliam

Christopher Gilliam is director of choral activities at Davidson…

Laura Williams

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

Michael H. Trammell

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

David Kurtenbach

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

Emily Shusdock

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

Patrick Muehleise

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

Jessica Garthe

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

Steven Soph

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

Edmund Milly

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

David Rugger

A versatile performer and scholar, baritone David Rugger specializes…

MaryRuth Lown

MaryRuth Lown, soprano, holds degrees from Winthrop University…

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…

Jay Carter

Counter-tenor

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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