Jon Humphrey, tenor

A versatile and accomplished lyric tenor, Jon Humphrey has performed and recorded extensively for over thirty years. He debuted with the Cleveland Orchestra while an undergraduate at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory and continued with the Orchestra for the next six seasons. These early successes led to engagements with major orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke's and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.

The late Robert Shaw chose Mr. Humphrey far more than any other tenor to sing and record with his Robert Shaw Chorale and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Shaw’s recording of “Messiah,” with Mr. Humphrey as soloist, was nominated for a Grammy.

A regular performer at the Marlboro Music Festival, Mr. Humphrey has sung J.S. Bach with Blanche Moyse and the New England Bach Festival since 1973. In the field of contemporary music, he has premiered works by John Harbison, Conrad Susa and John Duke.