baritone , countertenor


Jason Snyder , whose voice the Los Angeles Times heralds as "gorgeous" and "powerful," began his musical training as a chorister and soloist with the California Boys' Choir. During these musically formative years, Mr. Snyder performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, New York City Opera, Royal Opera of Covent Garden and Joffrey Ballet, appearing under the baton of such musical luminaries as Christopher Hogwood, Roger Wagner and Sir David Willcocks. Since completing his studies in music and theater at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Europe, England and Japan, performing in a host of prestigious venues from Westminster Abbey, London to Suntory Hall, Tokyo.

In consistent demand as a performer, Mr. Snyder has appeared with American Bach Soloists, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Los Angeles Bach Society, L.A. Baroque Orchestra, The Concord Ensemble, Roger Wagner Chorale, I Cantori, Gandharvas, de Angelis Vocal Ensemble, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Bakersfield Master Chorale, Ventura Master Chorale, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Los Angeles Chamber Singers & Cappella. Other appearances have included the world premiere of the chamber opera Hell by composer Michael Webster, and poet, Eileen Myles; Handel's first oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, and the newly discovered 1737 oratorio Il Gedeone by Nicola Antonio Porpora, both under the direction of Martin Haselbock; Purcell's Dido & Aeneas and Thompson's Four Saints in Three Acts with Mark Morris Dance Group; and Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610) and Handel's Acis & Galatea with Santa Fe Pro Musica under Kenneth Slowik.

As a featured soloist at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills, Mr. Snyder performs regularly throughout an extensive chamber music and concert season. His voice can also be heard on numerous motion picture and television soundtracks, including scores by John Williams, James Horner, Thomas Newman and Laura Karpman (including vocals for her 2003 Emmy nominated score for Odyssey 5). Additionally Mr. Snyder is a frequent participant in concert programs at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and has also appeared in the multi-media opera installation "Proposal for The Side of the Mountain" by visual artist, Simon Leung at Santa Monica Museum of Art, Bergamot Station. Mr. Snyder has recorded a wide array of repertoire for RCM, Polygram, Sony, Civic, Varese Sarabande and Gothic Records.
Source: Countertenor

Listen to Jason Snyder

George Frideric Handel - Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne - Let Flocks and Herds
George Frideric Handel - Joshua - Now give the army breath/Heroes, when with glory burning
Laura Karpman - soundtrack to the original Showtime series Odyssey 5 - It's over for the Odyssey (excerpt )
Michael Webster - multi-media opera installation Proposal for The Side of the Mountain - Sweetie, where did you go

Press about Jason Snyder

"Jason Snyder revealed a powerful, gorgeous countertenor."
The Los Angeles Times, 17 January 2000
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Cessate, omai cessate by Vivaldi

"The gorgeous countertenor of Jason Snyder then was heard in a counterpoint blending of five voices delivering 'Messe de Nostre Dame: Kyrie and Gloria' by Machaut. It was so beautiful, I felt weak in the knees even though I was seated."
Beverly Hills Outlook, 21 June 2001
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra at The Getty Center, A Musician's Palette

"...exemplary mastery of Baroque bel canto emotional affect and heady stylistic flights."
The Los Angeles Times, 19 January 2004
Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, Il Gedeone by Nicola Antonio Porpora

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