Baritone, Steven Bélanger
An accomplished clarinetist and singer, baritone Steven Bélanger is a graduate of Queen’s University (BMus, BA) and McGill University (MMus). He has performed with ensembles of all sizes and genres across Canada including the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM), Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec, Opéra de Montréal, VivaVoce, the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Canadian Chamber Choir and Arion Baroque Orchestra. He has appeared as soloist with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM), the McGill Baroque Orchestra, Voix Libres, Le Choeur du Vieux-Montreal, Les Grands Ballets canadiens de Montréal, the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, the Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra, the Quinte Symphony, the Grand River Chorus, Opera After Hours, the Victoria Baroque Players and the Prince George Symphony Orchestra.
Steven has appeared at music festivals across North America including the Montreal Baroque Festival, the Festival international de Lanaudière, the Montreal/New Music International Festival, Festival Vancouver, the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in New Brunswick and the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico. He has participated in over a dozen recordings for such labels as Decca, ATMA, Naxos, Centrediscs and Grouse Records, and has recorded music for radio, television and the Cirque du Soleil.
Locally, Steven has performed as both soloist and ensemble singer with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Early Music Vancouver, the Vancouver Cantata Singers, the Erato Ensemble, SummerChor, Laudate Singers and Stellaria. Recent engagements include the title role in Dido and Aeneas with Players & Singers and the first public workshop of Lloyd Burritt’s new opera, The Art of Camouflage, based on the memoir of Canadian writer Betsy Warland. Steven is currently the General Manager of the Vancouver Chamber Choir and is a featured artist on their newest recording of the music of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer entitled The Love that Moves the Universe.