Jacob Perry Jr. is an avid chamber and solo tenor based in the Washington Metro area. Gaining attention as a young soloist, he has received praise for his "gorgeous and stylish" interpretations of Renaissance and Baroque tenor repertoire. (ClevelandClassical.com)
Jacob enjoys active membership in Les Canards Chantants, a soloist-ensemble based in Philadelphia, and The Thirteen, a chamber choir based in Washington. Additionally, he can be heard singing with such ensembles as the Art of Early Keyboard, The Clarion Choir, Yale Choral Artists, Cathedra, ACRONYM, Piffaro, Washington Bach Consort, New Consort, and The District Eight. He has been featured as a soloist with The City Choir of Washington (Messiah excerpts), Handel Choir of Baltimore (Messiah, various concert repertoire), Mountainside Baroque (various concert repertoire), Tempesta di Mare (a recital for the anniversary of Monteverdi's 450th bithday with theorbists Richard Stone and William Simms, Messiah), and Apollo's Fire (Messiah excerpts, Mass in B Minor, "O Jerusalem: a Crossroads of Faith", Echoes of Venice”).
Born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Jacob has cultivated a passion for a wide variety of music ranging from medieval folk song to the tight harmonies of vocal jazz. He has experience singing solo and chamber works by contemporary composers through engagements with Third Practice, hexaCollective, Great Noise Ensemble, and as an Artistic Director of Bridge.
Career highlights include numerous basilica tours through Rome with the choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine, a performance at the first early music festival in Beijing with Les Canards Chantants, his Kennedy Center debut as a featured soloist in Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine with The Thirteen, and a touring production of Monteverdi's L'Orfeo with Apollo's Fire.
Jacob is a cantor and chorister of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. He earned his B.A. in Vocal Performance from University of Maryland, Baltimore County.