Eric Christopher Perry
Tenor Eric Christopher Perry has sung with Cantata Singers since 2013, and he frequently appears as a soloist with the ensemble. He has performed as a soloist with Musica Sacra, Andover Choral Society, University of Massachusetts Bach Festival, Trinity Church Copley Square, Henry Purcell Society of Boston, and Cappella Clausura, as well as in a one-per-part performance of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with Cambridge Concentus and Joshua Rifkin. He also enjoys frequent engagements with the Handel and Haydn Society and Boston Baroque.
Outside Boston, Mr. Perry has appeared with the Oregon Bach Festival, Vox Humana Texas, Spire Chamber Orchestra, Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, Christ Church Cathedral Hartford Bach Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Phoenix Chorale, and the Phoenix Symphony. With the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, he appeared in a headlining concert at the 2015 American Choral Directors Association National Conference in Salt Lake City. In the 2014-15 season, he performed Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with the South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, a performance that was broadcast on public radio stations across the American south.
His recent recital highlights include Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, Christopher Berg’s Songs on Poems of Frank O’Hara, and Australian art songs at the Ballarat Art Gallery in Victoria, Australia. Mr. Perry can be heard on such recordings as Nine: The Guitar and Beyond (Centaur) and The Vocal Music of Alan Beeler (Navona Records, Naxos Direct).
Mr. Perry is Artistic Director and Conductor of Renaissance Men, Boston’s professional male vocal chamber ensemble, whose 2016-17 performances include a tour across New England and a performance on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Sunday Concert Series at Calderwood Hall. He also is a clinician and guest conductor; recent engagements include the New Hampshire Music Educators Association All State Women’s Choir, University of Southern Idaho, Tennessee Wesleyan University, and Plymouth State University’s University Chorale. Mr. Perry is on voice faculty at the Phillips Academy Andover and New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, and has taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Plymouth State University, and Federation University Australia in Ballarat, Victoria.