Eric Christopher Perry, Tenor
Lauded by The Boston Globe for "his sharp physicality and ringing tenor voice," Eric Christopher Perry is gaining a national reputation for his "indefatigable" energy and imaginative chamber music performance as a conductor, vocal artist, and educator. He has been a performing member of the Henry Purcell Society of Boston since 2014 and has enjoyed engagements at All Saints Church in Brookline, Massachusetts and the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts, and performances of Purcell's King Arthur in Boston and Amherst, Massachusetts during the 2016-17 season.
Notable solo appearances: The Phoenix Symphony, South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, The Boston Camerata, Cantata Singers, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Cambridge Concentus, Musica Sacra, Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, Andover Choral Society, The Music Theatre, Goldsboro, North Carolina. Ensemble credits: Boston Baroque, Oregon Bach Festival, Spire Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Weimar Bach Academy, Zenith Ensemble, AMPERSAND-New York City. Select recordings: Handel and Haydn Society: Old Colony Collection [Coro], Nine: The Guitar and Beyond [Centaur], The Vocal Music of Alan Beeler [Navona Records, Naxos Direct],
Mr. Perry is the Artistic Director, conductor, and a foundering member of Renaissance Men, New England's professional male vocal chamber ensemble. Founded in 2014, RenMen has toured extensively across New England, were featured musical artists at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and recently made their national debut as headlining presenters at the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Men's National Music Fraternity Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana, with performances at St. Louis Cathedral and The Civic Theatre. Their debut record, RenMen Laments, produced by Grammy Award-winning producer and vocal engineer Chris Sclafani (Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran), will release in early 2019 on the Navona Records label.
Mr. Perry currently serves as the Director of Choirs and Applied Associate of Music in Voice [Head of Voice] at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he has led performances of Carol Barnett's The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, Haydn's Schöpfungsmesse, and the North American premiere of Christoph Graupner's earliest known cantata, Ach, wo nun hin, from a new performance edition by Dr. Marius Bahnean. He served for three years as the Executive Director of the Nahant Music Festival, a summer music festival and young artist program in Boston's North Shore founded by acclaimed bass-baritone Donald Wilkinson, and continues to be involved artisticaly. Mr. Perry previously taught at the Phillips Academy Andover, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Plymouth State University, New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, and Federation University Australia in Ballarat, Victoria. He is a proud member of American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
For more information about Eric Christopher Perry: www.ecpmusic.com
For more information about Renaissance Men: www.renmenmusic.com
For more information about the Nahant Music Festival: www.nahantmusicfestival.org