Christopher LeCluyse, tenor
Christopher LeCluyse discovered early music in seventh grade, when an inspired music teacher played Machaut’s Messe de Nostre Dame. He studied voice and English at the Oberlin Conservatory and Oberlin College and has since continued pursuing both vocations as a singer and an English professor. While completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas at Austin he sang with Conspirare,Texas Early Music Project, La Follia Austin Baroque, and the Schola Cantorum of St. Mary Cathedral.
In the San Francisco area, Chris has performed with Magnificat, the San Francisco Early Music Society, and Voices of Music. Chris is cofounder of Utopia Early Music, based in Salt Lake City, and an associate professor of English and writing center director at Westminster College. His recordings include Threshold of Night, a Conspirare CD of choral works by Tarik O'Regan, nominated for two Grammy awards: “Best Classical Album” and “Best Choral Performance.”