Corey Shotwell

Tenor Corey Shotwell, whose voice has been praised for its “light, sweet beauty” (Bay Area Reporter), is celebrated for his performance of music from the 17th and 18th centuries. Often sought after for his interpretations of Bach, his St. John Passion Evangelist was lauded as being sung with “dramatic involvement and seeming ease” and whose “involvement in the text and its declamation was total” ( In 2014, he revived another Bach Evangelist in the modern-era premiere of C. P. E. Bach’s St. Luke Passion of 1775. His operatic credits include recent performances with the Haymarket Opera Company in Chicago and the Boston Early Music Festival. In Cleveland, he has been a Young Artist Apprentice with Apollo’s Fire, and sings with Quire Cleveland and Opera Circle. Recent concert soloist engagements include appearances with the Newberry Consort, Bella Voce, Bach Collegium-Fort Wayne, and Chicago Bach Ensemble. A native of Michigan, he resides in Cleveland and is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Western Michigan University.