Clifton Massey, countertenor
Clifton Massey, countertenor, is known for stylish interpretations of wide ranging musical styles. Praised by San Francisco Classical Voice for "gloriously rounded tone and a measure of heft often missing in proponents of his voice type", his singing has taken him to many festivals and venues including Tanglewood, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Metropolitan Museum of NY, Tokyo Opera City, and the Early Music festivals of Berkeley, Bloomington and Boston. Highly valued as an ensemble singer, Clifton performs frequently with American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Bach Collegium San Diego, the American Classical Orchestra, Clarion Choir, and has been featured on the Bach Vespers series at Holy Trinity Lutheran and Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City. He is an alumnus of the GRAMMY award winning group Chanticleer, with whom he performed over 200 concerts in a variety of the world's finest concert halls. Recent seasons have included solo Bach Cantatas with Publick Musick of Rochester, NY, the title role of Handel’s Orlando with the Corona del Mar Baroque Festival, and a performance at the Met Gala with pop icon Madonna. Clifton currently resides in NYC and is a member of the GRAMMY nominated professional choir at Trinity Church Wall St.