Ryan Turner has performed to critical acclaim in oratorio, opera, and recital throughout the United States and Europe. Recent seasons have featured appearances with the Handel & Haydn Society, the Mark Morris Dance Group, Apollo’s Fire, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Seattle Baroque, Boston Camerata, Baltimore Choral Arts, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and Opera Aperta. He has sung under the baton of conductors Christopher Hogwood, Jane Glover, Grant Llewellyn, Paul McCreesh, Rinaldo Allessandrini, Bruno Weil, Benjamin Zander, Jeannette Sorrell, Craig Smith, and John Harbison. In 2008 he made his Carnegie Hall debut singing Messiah.
Mr. Turner has been a soloist with Emmanuel Music’s Bach cantata series since 1998. His festival appearances include the Carmel Bach Festival, Tanglewood, Holland Festival Oude Muzieke, and the Boston Early Music Festival. Mr. Turner’s discography includes Bach BWV 76 with Emmanuel Music, Praetorius Christmas Vespers with Apollo’s Fire and Kapsberger’s Apotheosis with Ensemble Abendmusik.
Also an active conductor and teacher, Mr. Turner is currently Artistic Director of Emmanuel Music. He previously served as Director of Choral Activities at Phillips Exeter Academy from 2006-2012 and as Music Director of the Concord Chorale and Chamber Orchestra from 2001-2010. He has taught at Boston College, University of Rhode Island, Plymouth State University, New England Conservatory, and has directed the Bach Institute at SongFest.