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 throughout North America and Europe.
The 2016-17 season marks Steven’s return to The Cleveland Orchestra and Seraphic Fire for Stravinsky's Threni id est Lamentationes Jeremiae Prophetae; the University of North Texas as Evangelist in the 1725 version of Bach's St. John Passion; the Chicago Chorale for Bach's B minor Mass; True Concord Voices & Orchestra for Bach's Magnificat; Spire Chamber Ensemble for Handel's Messiah; Colorado Pro Musica for Haydn's Creation; and the Bach Society of St. Louis for Mozart's Mass in C minor.
Recent seasons' highlights include appearances with The Cleveland Orchestra in an all-Handel program led by Ton Koopman; the New World Symphony and Seraphic Fire in Reich's 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 Passion and St. Matthew Passion; Texas Choral Consort in Haydn's Creation; and the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra in Handel's Messiah.
Described as an Evangelist “first-class across the board,” (Chicago Classical Review) Steven performed with the Chicago Chorale in Bach's St. John Passion and St. Matthew Passion, at Boston University’s Marsh Chapel in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and with the Concord Chorale in the St. John Passion.
Recent international performances include 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 Conspirare and Roomful of Teeth; Trident; Yale Choral Artists; Cut Circle; Santa Fe Desert Chorale; Colorado Bach Ensemble; Apollo Master Chorale of Minneapolis; 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 Vocal Fellow. www.stevensoph.com