Tenor Jacob Perry, lauded for his stylish interpretations of early music and his graceful sense of phrasing and luminous tone, has appeared as soloist with Apollo’s Fire, Bach Collegium San Diego, Mountainside Baroque, Philharmonia Baroque, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Tempesta di Mare, Washington Bach Consort, and the Washington National Cathedral. He joined the Carmel Bach Festival in 2022 as the tenor participant in the Virginia Adams Best Masterclass.
Deeply immersed in vocal chamber music, Perry enjoys active membership in Les Canards Chantants, a soloist-ensemble based in Philadelphia, as well as engagements with ensembles such as the Art of Early Keyboard (ARTEK), Cathedra, Ensemble Altera, The Leonids, New Consort, Res Facta, and TENET Vocal Artists. He has explored vocal works by contemporary composers through engagements with Third Practice, hexaCollective, and Great Noise Ensemble. As co-artistic director of Bridge, a genre-defying vocal collective based in Washington, he draws on his instincts for theatricality and storytelling as the group explores connections between early masterpieces and groundbreaking new works.
Jacob Perry’s career highlights have included tours in which he has performed in Roman Basilicas with the choir of the National Shrine; headlining the inaugural festival of Western Early Music at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music with Les Canards Chantants; his debut at The Kennedy Center (in Washington, DC) as a soloist in Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine with The Thirteen; and English Orpheus — a tour de force exploration of love songs and poems from the Elizabethan, Restoration, and early 18th-century periods that he performed with Tempesta di Mare.