Praised by the Washington Post as “velvety voiced”, Jason Widney is a versatile performer and pedagogue. A frequent oratorio soloist, he performs regularly with the Washington Bach Consort making solo appearances in the Noontime Cantata Series as well as Christus in the St. John Passion. He has performed as a soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and the Schütz Requiem with New Dominion Chorale and the St. Matthew Passion with Bach in Baltimore. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Handel Choir of Baltimore in Vaughan William’s Mass in g minor and Handel’s Messiah, and with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in Uematsu’s Distant Worlds: The Music from Final Fantasy. His opera credits include Schaunard in Puccini’s La bohème, Dancaïro in Bizet’s Carmen, and Wagner in Gounod’s Faust with the Baltimore Concert Opera and Don Inigo in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole with the Baltimore Opera Company. Jason is proud to sing in the choir of the Washington National Cathedral where he has performed solos in the Duruflé Requiem and Handel’s Israel In Egypt. Jason performs regularly with a number of professional choral ensembles in the area including Cathedra, Chantry, District 8 and the Bridge Ensemble. He serves on the faculties of Towson University, UMBC and Goucher College.