A "superb vocal soloist" (The Washington Post) possessing a "sweetly soaring tenor" (The Dallas Morning News) of "impressive clarity and color" (The New York Times), tenor Steven Soph performs with esteemed arts organizations throughout the United States and Europe.
Steven's 2017-18 season features debut appearances as well as many continued collaborations. December 2017 marks Steven's Apollo Master Chorus of Chicago and Alpine Chorale (Denver) debuts in Handel's Messiah. He returns to Severance Hall and The Cleveland Orchestra for Mozart's Requiem led by Patrick Dupré Quigley and rejoins both Miami's GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire and the Bach Society of St. Louis, each for turns as the Evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion. He also returns to Boston University's Marsh Chapel as the Evangelist in Bach's St. John Passion. Steven will be featured once again with Kansas City's Spire Chamber Ensemble and Ft. Lauderdale's Master Chorale of South Florida performances of Handel's Messiah.
Recent seasons' highlights include performances with The Cleveland Orchestra in Stravinsky's Threni id est Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae as well as Bach cantatas conducted by Franz Welser-Möst and an all-Handel program led by Ton Koopman. Additionally, Steven has appeared with the New World Symphony and Seraphic Fire in Reich's The Desert Music; Symphony Orchestra Augusta in Bach's B minor Mass; San Diego's Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra in Mozart's "Orphanage" Mass and Mass in C minor; Voices of Ascension in Bach's Magnificat and St. Matthew Passion; the Master Chorale of South Florida in Mozart's Requiem and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass; Colorado Bach Ensemble in Bach's St. John and St. Matthew Passions as well as Vivaldi's Introduction and Gloria; Texas Choral Consort and Colorado Pro Musica in Haydn's Creation; the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra in Handel's Messiah; the University of North Texas as Evangelist in the 1725 version of Bach's St. John Passion; Brown University as Evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion; the University of Connecticut as Evangelist in the North American debut of Keiser's Brockes-Passion; the Chicago Chorale for Bach's B minor Mass and as Evangelist in Bach's St. John and St. Matthew Passions; True Concord Voices & Orchestra for Bach's Magnificat; and the Bach Society of St. Louis for Mozart's Mass in C minor and Handel's Messiah.
International appearances include Utrecht Early Music Festival, the Netherlands; Festival Tage Alter Musik in Regensburg, Germany; Musica Sacra Festival, Maastricht, the Netherlands; and Festival Laus Polyphoniae, Antwerp, Belgium with Cut Circle, in addition to Festival de Arte y Ópera Contemporánea in Morelia, Mexico with Roomful of Teeth.
Steven performs with top American vocal ensembles including GRAMMY®-nominated Seraphic Fire and True Concord Voices & Orchestra; GRAMMY® Award-winning Roomful of Teeth and Conspirare; Trident; Yale Choral Artists; Cut Circle; Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Colorado Bach Ensemble; Sounding Light; Ensemble Origo; and Spire Chamber Ensemble.
Recent recording credits include Académie du Disque Lyrique Orphées d'Or-winning "Guillaume Du Fay: The Tenor Masses" with Cut Circle, Seraphic Fire's "Steal Away," and tenor vocals on Maná's Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning Best Pop/Rock Album "Cama Incendiada."
Steven holds degrees from the University of North Texas and Yale School of Music where he studied with renowned tenor James Taylor. Steven was a 2014 Carmel Bach Festival Adams Fellow and 2016 Oregon Bach Festival Young Artist. www.stevensoph.com