Darrell J. Jordan, baritone, has been praised for his “resplendent” stage presence (Chicago Classical Review), his “shining, beautiful voice” (Broadway World), and has been called “the star of the show” (Columbia Heart Beat). His extensive repertoire spans from early renaissance music to new, modern compositions. Originally from St. Louis, MO, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Psychology and Music, and a Master’s of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Missouri. Recent vocal instruction has come from both Ann Harrell and Steven Tharp. In demand as a recitalist and concert soloist, his recent solo engagements include Buxtehude’s Membra nostri jesus J.S. Bach’s Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis with the Choral Arts Alliance of Missouri, Vaughan Williams' Hodie, and Orff’s Carmina Burana with Missouri S&T and the Rolla Choral Arts Society. He was most recently a 2016 Resident Opera Artist for the Missouri Symphony. He has also appeared with Winter Opera Saint Louis, Haymarket Opera Company, Gateway Opera, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Amherst Early Music Festival, Odyssey Chamber Music Series, and the Institute for 17th Century Music. Mr. Jordan recently gave the North America premier of Bassani’s forgotten solo bass cantata, L’Ombra di Mustafa Cara, at the Amherst Early Music Festival. Mr. Jordan is a member and co-founder of the professional vocal chamber ensemble, Vox Nova. He is a Visiting Guest Artist at Stephens College, and an Adjunct Professor of Music at Columbia College and Central Methodist University.