Brian Church, baritone, has a busy and varied career in the Boston performing arts scene. A longtime member of the Choir at King’s Chapel and Cantata Singers, as well as a frequent guest performer with Callithumpian Consort, Mr. Church is a strong proponent of contemporary music. He has performed with SoundIcon, Boston Musica Viva, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and many others. In 2013, he performed the Speaker’s part in Lachenmann’s ...zwei Gefuhl as part of the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. Brian has performed Peter Maxwell Davies’ rigorous 8 Songs For a Mad King with both Callithumpian Consort and Collage New Music. In June, he performed Chaya Czernowin's vocal epic Algae with pianist Stephen Drury at Calderwood Hall in the Gardner Museum.
Last year, Brian performed as a substitute member of the GRAMMY award-winning vocal octet Roomful of Teeth in concerts in Boston, NYC, Seattle, Portland and Carlsbad, CA. Brian enjoys a long-standing relationship with Guerilla Opera, having taken part in 8 productions (7 premieres). This year, he premiered the title role of Per Bloland's Pedr Solis and portrayed multiple characters in Mischa Salkind-Pearl's Troubled Water. Brian teaches voice, beginning piano, guitar and bass at Music 101 Studios in Melrose. He is also the father of two boys, Elias and Quentin. For eleven years, he played bass and sang in the avant-noise punk group Tristan Da Cunha. He released his first solo album The Third Came First last fall and currently sings and plays bass and guitar with Renaissance Men, Boston's Male Vocal Ensemble.