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Jacob Obrecht & Steven Soph

A “superb vocal soloist” (The Washington Post) with “impressive clarity and color” (The New York Times), tenor Steven Soph performs concert repertoire spanning the medieval to modern eras. In 2023, Steven returns to the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra as Obadiah and Ahab in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, the Bach Society of St. Louis as Evangelist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, and Tucson’s True Concord Voices and Orchestra as Uriel in Haydn’s Creation. Recent appearances include debuts with the Seattle Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and ProMusica Columbus in Handel’s Messiah, as well as the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Steven performs with North American vocal ensembles including Austin’s Grammy Award-winning Conspirare, Yale Choral Artists, Oregon Bach Festival’s Berwick Chorus, Louisville’s Artefact, Vancouver’s Leonids, and Kansas City’s Spire Chamber Ensemble. He sang with Blue Heron for several years before leaving Boston to attend graduate school and he appears on Volume I of the ensemble’s 5-CD series of Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks; he is delighted to return this season. Steven holds degrees from the University of North Texas and the Yale School of Music, where he studied with the renowned tenor James Taylor.