Tenor Jonas Budris a versatile soloist and ensemble musician, engaging new works and early music with equal passion. He has performed, toured, and recorded with Cut Circle since 2014, and can be heard in their most recent recordings, including JOSQUIN: I. Motets & chansons, Messes anonymes, and Johannes Ockeghem: The Songs. Mr. Budris also enjoys singing with the Handel and Haydn Society, Blue Heron, Boston Baroque, Pegasus Early Music, The Thirteen, and the Skylark Vocal Ensemble.
Mr. Budris is a featured soloist in multiple Grammy-nominated recordings, including It’s a Long Way (Skylark Vocal Ensemble) and Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Boston Baroque). He can also be heard in Blue Heron’s album Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks, which received the British Gramophone Award for Early Music. On the opera stage, he has performed principal and supporting roles with Opera Boston, OperaHub, Odyssey Opera, and Guerilla Opera, originating such roles as John in Giver of Light and the title role of Chrononhotonthologos. Other favorite roles include Acis (Acis and Galatea), Giovanni (La Hija de Rappaccini), and Henrik (A Little Night Music).
An avid performer of J.S Bach’s vocal works, Mr. Budris was a featured soloist at the Blue Hill Bach Festival and the Portland Bach Experience, and he was an Adams Vocal Fellow at the 2018 Carmel Bach Festival. He sings frequently in Emmanuel Music’s evening concert series as well as their weekly Bach cantatas, as both a soloist and chorister. This spring Mr. Budris will make his debut as the Evangelist in Emmanuel Music’s performance of Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion.
Originally from Martha’s Vineyard, Mr. Budris holds a degree in Environmental Sciences and Engineering from Harvard College.