Team members

Laura Williams

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

Gene Stenger

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

Patrick Muehleise

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

Kim Leeds

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

David Kurtenbach

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

Luc Kleiner

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

Jay Carter

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

Laura Atkinson

American mezzo-soprano Laura C. Atkinson is an active performer in…

David Rugger

A versatile performer and scholar, baritone David Rugger specializes…

Sarah Yanovitch

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

Jason Steigerwalt

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

Steven Soph

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

Bryon Grohman

Tenor Bryon Grohman has received international recognition for his…

MaryRuth Lown

MaryRuth Lown, soprano, holds degrees from Winthrop University…

Edmund Milly

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

Elizabeth Eschen

Mezzo-soprano and voice pedagogue Elizabeth Eschen recently returned…

Charles Wesley Evans

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

Jessica Garthe

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

Robert Jones

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

Michael H. Trammell

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

Emily Shusdock

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

Christopher Gilliam

Christopher Gilliam is director of choral activities at Davidson…

Margaret Carpenter Haigh

Margaret Carpenter Haigh is a versatile artist, with repertoire…

Steven Soph

Tenor: Evangelist

A “superb vocal soloist” (The Washington Post), tenor Steven Soph performs music spanning the medieval to modern day. Upcoming, Soph makes his Apollo’s Fire debut as the Evangelist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, his Elmhurst Symphony debut as the Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion, his Charlotte Symphony debut in Handel’s Messiah, and his Mobile Symphony debut in Mozart’s Requiem. Steven returns to the Baltimore Choral Arts Society to perform Mozart’s Requiem and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with Philip Munds, principal French hornist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

A long-time member of Miami’s Seraphic Fire, Steven returns to sing the role of Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea. A familiar guest of The Cleveland Orchestra, Mr. Soph joined the Severance Hall premier performances of Stravinsky’s Threni id est Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae conducted by Franz Welser-Möst, an all-Handel program led by Ton Koopman, and Mozart’s Requiem led by Patrick Dupré Quigley.

Soph appears with renowned orchestras, master chorales, and chamber ensembles throughout the United States, including San Francisco’s Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Augusta Symphony, Miami’s New World Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, San Diego’s Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Aspen Chamber Symphony, Bach Society of St. Louis, Apollo Master Chorus of Chicago, Chicago Chorale, Master Chorale of South Florida, Colorado Pro Musica, New York City’s Musica Sacra, Tucson’s True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Kansas City’s Spire Chamber Ensemble, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Austin’s Panoramic Voices, Boston’s Cut Circle, Conspirare, Yale Choral Artists, and New York City’s Roomful of Teeth. Soph holds degrees from the University of North Texas and Yale’s School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music. www.stevensoph.com

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