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“Countertenor Jay Carter was simply marvelous. With a voice of sweet, boyish purity, he ardently sang texts by Rumi that snaked up and down an Asian-tinged scale.” 



Tom Huizenga, Washington Post

“When charged with voicing angels, kings and gods, call countertenor Jay Carter.”

Libby Hanssen, KC Studio

American countertenor Jay Carter has gained recognition as one of the nation’s finest. A frequent collaborator with period and modern ensembles, Carter is recognized as a leading interpreter of late Baroque repertoire and has been lauded for his luminous tone, stylish interpretations, and clarion delivery.

2021-2022 Season - Finalizing soon!

2019-2020 Season

November 1, 2019

Westminster KantoreiJay Carter, conductor

An Evening of Choral Evensong

Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, Princeton, NJ

November 8, 2019 

Passaggio, Hannah Carr, conductor

Music of Bach's family members

Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts, Kirkpatrick Chapel, New Brunswick, NJ

November 1618, 2019

Chatham Baroque Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Camerata, Mark Anderson, conductor

Welcome to All the Pleasures: Purcell's Odes to St. Cecilia

November 16: PB&J - The Airy Violin, The Music of Henry Purcell (for young audiences), Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, PA

November 16: Synod Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

November 17: Campbell Memorial Chapel, Chatham University, Shadyside, PA


December 10, 2019

Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and Musica VocaleBruce Sorrell and Arnold Epley, conductors

Bach: Magnificat in D

Sarah Tannehill Anderson and Kayleigh Aytes, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Kyle Stegall, tenor

Warren Huffman, baritone

Old Mission United Methodist Church, Fairway, KS

December 2022, 2019

Bach Collegium San Diego, Ruben Valenzuela, conductor

Handel: Messiah

Molly Quinn and Véronique Filloux, soprano

Angela Young Smucker, mezzo-Soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

David Kurtenbach and James Onstad, tenor

David Tinervia, Bass

December 20: First United Methodist Church of San Diego, Mission Valley, CA

December 21: Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff, CA

December 22: Baker-Baum Concert Hall, The Conrad, La Jolla, CA

January 26, 2020

Alchymy ViolsDana Marsh, guest conductor

Charpentier: Petit Motets and Missa Assumpta est Maria, H. 11

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, IN

March 1, 2019

Westminster KantoreiJay Carter, conductor

Einen neuen gewissen Geist: Psalms and motets by Schütz, Hammerschmidt, Schein, and the Bach Family

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlisle, PA

March 3, 2020

Serofim Music Series

Recital with Keith Weber, piano

Southwestern University, Alma Thomas Fine Arts Center, Georgetown, TX

March 22, 2020

The Bach Society of Saint LouisDennis Sparger, conductor

Bach: St. John Passion

Josefein Stoppelenburg, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Kyle Stegall, tenor

Elijah Blaisdell, bass

Steven Soph, Evangelist

Alexander Dobson, Jesus

Webster Groves Presbyterian Church, Saint Louis, MO

May 3, 2019

Westminster Kantorei, Jay Carter, conductor

Music of the Chapels Royal: works by Charpentier and Purcell

Westminster Choir College, Bristol Chapel, Princeton, NJ

May 1516, 2020

Bach Collegium San Diego, Ruben Valenzuela, conductor

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

Clara Rottsolk and Margot Rood, soprano

Jay Carter, countertenor

Virginia Warnken, mezzo-soprano

Mischa Bouvier, bass

Aaron Sheehan, evangelist

Paul Max Tipton, Christus

May 15: First United Methodist Church of San Diego, Mission Valley, CA

May 16: Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff, CA

May 31, 2020

Musica Vocale and the Kansas City Baroque Consortium, Arnold Epley, conductor

"Bad decisions"

Bach: Herkules auf dem Scheidewegge, BWV 213

Works by Giacomo Carissimi and Melissa Dunphy

Sacred Heart Guadalupe Catholic Church, Kansas City, MO

June 1421, 2020

Bach Virtuosi Festival, Lewis Kaplan, artistic director

Portland, ME

Schedule of events TBA

For information about past events,

please visit the Calendar page.

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