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Baum, Kevin

He is a tenor born in Cherokee, Iowa, who studied at the Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa.

After he graduated with a Musical Education BA he moved to San Francisco and joined the singing ensemble Chanticleer in 1987.

He has sung operatic roles from productions that include Curlew River by Benjamin Britten, Acis & Galatea by George Frideric Handel , Go For Broke by Peter Schickele, La Daphne by Gagliano and Lamentations and Praises by Sir John Tavener and has sung with ensembles that include the Minnesota Chorale, the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.

Today he is a member of Clerestory, Schola Adventus and Schola Cantorum in San Francisco and has been a featured singer with ensembles such as AVE, the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Chorus and the San Francisco Lyric Chorus.

No stranger to the recording studio, he has featured on more than 20 album recordings, including two Grammy Award winners, and a select few are Evening Prayer, Lost in the Stars, A Portrait, Sing We Christmas and Wondrous Love: A World Folk Song Collection with Chanticleer and While I Was Walking. I Heard a Sound… by Miya Masaoka.

He currently holds the position of cantor at St. Ignatius Catholic Church and Tenor Section Leader ad the Episcopal Church if the Advent of Christ the King.

Chanticleer recordings
(c15th Century Korean)
Teldec 16676 (CD: Wondrous Love: A World Folk Song Collection) ArrangerChen Yi

Here is a performance of “In Dulci Jubilo” by Celestory…