A longtime Music of the Baroque chorus member and soloist, baritone Keven Keys has appeared with orchestras throughout the Midwest and beyond, performing Fauré’s Requiem with the Grant Park Orchestra, Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, and Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 8 at the Colorado Mahlerfest. He has performed numerous times at the Peninsula Music Festival. He last appeared as a soloist with Music of the Baroque in March 2017.
Recent appearances have included Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony with the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the Music Institute of Chicago, Dr. Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love with the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra, and Jesus in Bach’s St. John Passion at the Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest. Upcoming performances include Vaughn Williams’ A Sea Symphony with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Easter portion of Handel’s Messiah at the First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville.
Keven Keys’ concert repertoire includes J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, St. John, and St. Matthew Passions, the Duruflé Requiem, and Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with groups including the Orion Ensemble, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Waukegan Symphony Orchestra, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra, and Northeastern Illinois University Orchestra.
Keven Keys performs in "The Chase—Haydn, Handel & Rameau" on October 20 and 22.