Born in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Canada), Jonathon Adams is a Cree-Métis two-spirit baritone. They have appeared as a soloist with Vox Luminis, Ricercar Consort, Servir Antico, Tafelmusik, and B’Rock Orchestra at Opera-Ballet Flanders. In 2021, they were named the first ever artist-in-residence at Early Music Vancouver.

Recent and upcoming solo engagements include Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic, concerts with TENET Vocal Artists, Toronto Consort, il Gardellino, Ensemble Arion, Washington Bach Consort, and recitals with lutenist Lucas Harris. Recent career highlights include the co-creation of Wreckonciliation with Marion Newman and Yvette Nolan for Amplified Opera, a fellowship with the Netherlands Bach Society, performances with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in China and Japan, and Bach’s St. John Passion in the Chapelle Royale at the Palace of Versailles. They make their San Francisco Symphony debut with these performances.

They have led workshops at University of British Columbia, Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, and Festival Montréal Baroque, and this season are the first Indigenous artist-in-residence at the University of Toronto’s Early Music Department. They attended the Royal Academy of Music and the Conservatory of Amsterdam and studied with Nancy Argenta, Emma Kirkby, and Edith Wiens.


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