Jason McStoots




Described by reviewers as “the consummate artist, wielding not just a sweet tone but also incredible technique and impeccable pronunciation” (Cleveland Plain Dealer), with an “alluring tenor voice” (ArtsFuse), Jason McStoots is a respected interpreter of medieval, renaissance and baroque music whose recent solo appearances include Le Jeu in Les plaisirs de Versailles by Charpentier; Apollo in Orfeo, Eumete and Giove in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, and the Vespers of 1610, by Monteverdi; Pedrillo in The Abduction from the Seraglio by Mozart; tenor soloist in the Christmas Oratorio and evangelist in the St. Mark Passion by Bach, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Handel’s Messiah. He has performed with Boston Lyric Opera, Emmanuel Music, Pacific MusicWorks, TENET, San Juan Symphony, Bach Ensemble, Casals Festival, Seattle Early Music Guild, Tragicomedia, and Tanglewood Music Center. He was proud to appear on BEMF’s Grammy-winning 2015 Charpentier recording; other recording credits include Lully’s Pysché, Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Blow’s Venus and Adonis, and Charpentier’s Acteon with BEMF (CPO), Fischer’s Vespers (Toccata Classics), and Awakenings with Coro Allegro (Navona). He is a core member of Blue Heron and can be heard on all the ensemble’s recordings.

*Jason McStoots will be on faculty week 1 of the 2024 Amherst Early Music Festival.

Photo Credit: Kathy Wittman