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William Hudson

Highly sought after as a specialist in historical performance, tenor William Hudson has been described as ‚Äúpositively hypnotic‚ÄĚ by Gramophone magazine. An accomplished ensemble singer, Mr. Hudson has performed with many of the nation‚Äôs leading early music ensembles including the Boston Early Music Festival Opera, The New York Collegium, The Waverly Consort, The Rose Ensemble, Boston Bach Ensemble, and Ensemble Project Ars Nova (PAN). As a founding member and director of LIBER: Ensemble for Early Music (formerly Liber unUsualis), he has performed extensively throughout North America and abroad at international music festivals in England, Wales, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, France, Latvia, Estonia, and Spain. Mr. Hudson also enjoys an active solo career, singing the Evangelist in J.S. Bach‚Äôs St. John Passion, Apollo in Monteverdi‚Äôs Orfeo, the title role in Carissimi‚Äôs Jephte, Lucano in Monteverdi‚Äôs L‚Äôincoronazione di Poppea, Mercury in Eccles‚Äô Judgment of Paris, and A. Stradella‚Äôs oratorio San Giovanni Battista with the Jerusalem Baroque Orchestra. An active scholar and clinician, Mr. Hudson was the winner of the 2009 Noah Greenberg award and has presented at the International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo. He has led master-classes and given lecture-demonstrations in medieval performance practice at universities throughout North America. He has recorded with Naxos, Passacaille, Arsis, Titanic, and Dorian. Mr. Hudson holds a Master‚Äôs degree in Historical Performance from the Longy School of Music and a Doctor of Music in Early Music Vocal Performance from Indiana University with minors in Music History and Vocal Pedagogy. He teaches studio voice and diction at Illinois Wesleyan University.