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Stephen Biegner (Tenor)

Born: October 5, 1984 - Easthampton, Massachusetts, USA

The American tenor, Stephen Biegner, studied at Holyoke Catholic High School in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He graduated of Manhattan School of Music in New York City, having studied with Voice Department chair Maitland Peters while he was there (2009-2013).

Stephen Biegner is a light lyric tenor with an affinity for choral music. He has embraced the choral repertoire singing as a soloist for several concerts including Johannes Brahmsí Liebesliede Waltzes and Ziegeunerlieder, Monteverdiís Vespers of 1610, J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232), and George Frideric Handelís Dixit Dominus to name a few. Stephen has performed at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the New York Armory (as part of the Philharmonic 360 concert), Carnegie Hall, and both Saint Paulís Cathedral and Westminster Abbey in London.He was featured as a soloist for Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir in J.S. Bach's B Minor Mass (BWV 232), under the direction of Kent Tritle (February 2014).

Stephen Biegner now performs with a new choral ensemble, Ampersand, which is a project-based ensemble performing everything from the fringes of the common-practice era with modern and early bits sprinkled in for color. He was the tenor soloist for Ampersandís performance of David Langís Little Match Girl Passion this past spring and has even composed pieces for the ensemble to perform. He sings tenor in the Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena in New York City (since 2013).

Stephen Biegner has also performed in several operas, including a new opera Truth, composed by Paula Kimper, based on the life of Sojourner Truth, which premiered at the NY Fringe Festival last summer. Other roles include Tony in Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, Manuel in The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and Orphée in Orphée aux enfers.

Stephen Biegner has worked as General Manager at Tower Theaters (May 2002-July 2009); Admissions Counselor at Manhattan School of Music (since October 2013). He joined the staff of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City in January 2017 as Music Administrator. He is the main contact person for all music-related questions at the Cathedral. He married Anna Lenti on June 25, 2016 and cutrrently lives in New York City.

 

Source: Cathedral of Saint John the Divine Website; Steve Biegner profile on Facebook
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2017)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Kent Tritle

Tenor

V-4 (2014): BWV 232

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Cathedral of Saint John the Divine: Music Staff
Steve Biegner on Facebook
Stephen Biegner on Twitter


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