Acclaimed for his “fine baritone” (Stuttgarter Nachrichten) and voice “perfectly suited to baroque music” (KCMetropolis), Jared Swope sings as a soloist and chorister in genres spanning early music, oratorio, contemporary classical works and more. From Gregorian Chant to newly-composed oratorios and song cycles, he can be seen in a vast array of performance venues.
As an ensemble singer, Jared regularly sings with True Concord Voices & Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Apollo’s Fire, CORO Vocal Artists and more. Published album recordings include Fauré Requiem & Other Masterworks with the St. Paul’s Choir of Boys & Men (Fall 2022), Michael John Trotta’s Seven Last Words with the Kansas City Repertory Singers, Chorosynthesis Singers’ album Empowering Silenced Voices, and numerous publisher recording sessions from Walton Music, GIA Music, Choristers Guild, and Morningstar Publications.
Upcoming solo engagements include Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with Spire Chamber Ensemble, a concert of English & American folk & sacred music with Three Notch’d Road Baroque Ensemble, Bach’s Das neugeborne Kindelein, BWV 122 with First Presbyterian Church, Stamford CT, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass for Missouri State University’s President’s Concert, among others.
He has worked with renowned conductors both domestically and internationally, such as Helmuth Rilling (International Bach Ensemble), Peter Phillips (Carnegie Hall Chamber Chorus), Hans-Christoph Rademann and Jos Van Veldhoven (JSB Ensemble), David Hill and Masaaki Suzuki (Yale Schola Cantorum), and more.
Jared is a recent graduate of Yale University, earning a Master of Music concentrated in Early Music, Oratorio and Chamber Ensemble. He also holds a Master of Sacred Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Notre Dame, and bachelors degrees from Missouri State University in Vocal Performance and Music Education.
Jared resides in New Haven, CT, where he teaches voice, performs liturgically with First Presbyterian Church and the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford, CT, and hones his craft in brewing coffee and tinkering in his basement bike shop.