Brian Mummert's artistic endeavors are driven by his abiding love of words: he sings, conducts, composes, and arranges music spanning many eras and genres, all with the goal of compelling expression of text. He is the artistic director of The New Consort, an American Prize-winning vocal ensemble dedicated to juxtaposing works from diverse musical genres and eras, and a co-founder of ChamberQUEER, a chamber music collective aiming to highlight the voices of LGBTQ+ composers and performers. Brian has directed ensembles including The Thirteen and the Choir of Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge in venues spanning six continents, and currently conducts Ars Musica Chorale in New Jersey.
As a vocalist, Brian specializes in music of the Baroque, having appeared as a soloist with organizations including Holy Trinity Bach Vespers, the Academy of Sacred Drama, Bach Akademie of Charlotte, and Spire Chamber Ensemble, but he has also swung with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, sung the music of Vaughan Williams and Schubert with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, and premiered new works by composers including Julian Anderson, Frances Pollock, David Lang, Hannah Lash, and Tim Holt. Brian's operatic roles include Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief, Mother in Kurt Weill’s Die Sieben Todsünden, Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Apollo in both Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo and Charpentier's Orphée, in addition to a broad oratorio & concert repertoire ranging from Buxtehude's Membra Jesu Nostri to Pärt's PASSIO. www.brianmummert.com