Steven HrycelakSteven Hrycelak, a bass from Rochester, NY, has crafted a career focused on both new and early repertoires. As a new music singer, he is a founding member of the vocal ensemble Ekmeles, and has performed with Roomful of Teeth and Toby Twining Music and at festivals including Ostrava Days in the Czech Republic, New Music New College, Prototype, and the Bang on a Can Marathon. He is a longtime member of the Grammy-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, where he has been a frequent soloist on works from Schütz, Bach, and Handel to Stravinsky and Terry Riley, and has worked on over a dozen recordings, both as a vocalist and as a diction coach. As an early musician, in addition to his work with Blue Heron, he has toured Handel’s Theodora with The English Concert and performed with the Mark Morris Dance Group and with Opera Omnia in operas by Monteverdi, Purcell, and Handel. He works regularly with Pegasus, NYS Baroque, ARTEK, the Portland Bach Experience, and TENET Vocal Artists/The Green Mountain Project, and will tour the UK with TENET next spring to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Tomkins. Mr. Hrycelak studied at Indiana University and Yale University, where he sang with the Yale Whiffenpoofs. He is also a vocal coach and accompanist, and has studied six languages beyond his native English.