Jonathan Woody

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The American bass-baritone Jonathan Woody obtained his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed his Master of Music degree in Early Music at McGill University in 2010 as a student of Sanford Sylvan.

Jonathan Woody maintains an active performing schedule as a concert and operatic singer. He is a sought-after performer of early and new music in New York and nationwide. An early-music specialist, he is equally comfortable as soloist and ensemble member. Called an “artist worth keeping an eye on” by the Washington Post and noted for “clarity and fire” by The New York Times and called “charismatic” and “riveting” by The New York Times, he is a member of the Grammy-nominated Trinity Wall Street Choir, where he is consistently featured, often in performances of works by George Frideric Handel and J.S. Bach. He performs regularly with ensembles across the USA; recent engagements include performances with the Green Mountain Project, the Clarion Music Society, Musica Sacra, Antioch Chamber Ensemble, TENET, Signal Ensemble, Prototype Festival, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Brooklyn Baroque and Gotham Chamber Opera.

In recent seasons Jonathan Woody has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall & Avery Fischer Hall at Lincoln Center, Barbican, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Walt Disney Concert Hall, Madison Square Garden, and the Barclays Center. He has performed with such groups as the New York Philharmonic, Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal, Les Violons du Roy (Director: Bernard Labadie) and La Chapelle de Québec, Montreal’s Theatre of Early Music (Director: Daniel Taylor), Washington Bach Consort (Director: J. Reilly Lewis), National Symphony Orchestra, Cathedral Choral Society, Gentlemen of St. Thomas, Fifth Avenue, and Washington’s Bach Sinfonia (Director: Daniel E. Abraham).

Jonathan Woody has recorded with the Trinity Wall Street Choir under the Musica Omnia label, most recently being featured on the premiere recording of Ralf Yusuf Gawlick’s Missa Gentis Humanae for 8 voices. In May 2014 Quill Classics featured him as soloist for a concert of German and French music by Brooklyn Baroque and Friends at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in New York City. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.