Jonathan Woody

Bass-baritone Jonathan Woody is a sought-after performer of early and new music in New York and across North America. Jonathan has made appearances in recent seasons as soloist with historically-informed orchestras such as Apollo’s Fire, Pacific MusicWorks, Boston Early Music Festival, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra and New York Baroque Incorporated. In the 2018/19 season, Jonathan appeared with the English Concert and the Clarion Music Society on an international tour of Handel’s Semele, covering the roles of Cadmus and Somnus. Jonathan is also committed to ensemble singing at the highest level and is regularly featured as a member of the Grammy®-nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street, where he has earned praise as "charismatic" and "riveting" from the New York Times for his solo work. An avid performer of new music, Jonathan has premiered several works in recent years, including Ted Hearne's The Source, Ellen Reid’s p r i s m (2019 Pulitzer Prize winner), Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves (NYC premiere), and Du Yun’s Angel’s Bone (2017 Pulitzer Prize winner). Festival appearances include Staunton Music Festival, Portland Bach Festival, Carmel Bach Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, American Bach Soloists Academy, and the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. On the operatic stage, Jonathan has joined Opera Lafayette, Gotham Chamber Opera, New Amsterdam Presents and Beth Morrison Projects for recent productions, and will return to Opera Lafayette for two productions in the 2019-2020 season. Jonathan has recorded with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street under the Musica Omnia label and is featured on their Grammy® recording of Israel in Egypt. Other recording credits include Boston Early Music Festival’s St. Matthew Passion of J. Sebastiani (RadioBremen), New York Polyphony’s Roma Æterna (BIS Records), and the Choir of Trinity Wall Street’s Missa Gentis Humanae (Musica Omnia). Jonathan enjoys a richly varied life in the arts based in Brooklyn, NY, and holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Maryland, College Park.