Praised by The New York Times for his “…clear voice and attractive timbre,” countertenor Ian Howell has performed on major concert stages across the United States, Europe, South America, Mexico, Canada, Japan and Taiwan. In 2006 he took First Prize at the American Bach Soloists International Solo Competition and Third Prize at the Oratorio Society of New York’s Competition.
He can be heard with the all male chamber choir Chanticleer on one DVD and seven CDs, including the GRAMMY award-winning Lamentations and Praises. In recent seasons, he has performed the rôles of Endimion in Cavalli’s La Calisto, Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and in several Handel operas including Hercules (Lichas), Semele (Athamas), Solomon (Solomon) and Belshazzar (Daniel). He has appeared as a soloist with such groups as the American Bach Soloists, the Oratorio Society of New York, Musica Sacra, the Berkshire Choral Festival, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, the Amherst Early Music Festival, and the Choir of St Thomas Fifth Ave.