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A native of Kansas City, MO, NYC-based tenor Andrew Fuchs’s wide-ranging repertoire includes an abundance of early music, which he has sung with such groups as Pegasus Early Music, TENET, ARTEK, and New York Polyphony. He recently made his Kennedy Center debut in Monteverdi’s Vespers with The Thirteen and his Lincoln Center debut in Bach’s Magnificat with the American Classical Orchestra. The music of J. S. Bach has come to play a central role in Andrew’s career, and he has excelled in his interpretations of the Evangelist in both the St. Matthew (Saint Andrew Chorale, Canticum Novum Singers) and St. John Passions (The Kent Singers, Saint Andrew Chorale): “Fuchs made the Evangelist fully human and...served with exceptional skill” (TheaterScene). While a member of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Andrew was a frequent soloist on their “Bach at One” series at St. Paul's Chapel.
Equally passionate about the music of today, Andrew has premiered many works, including the principal role of ME in Daniel Thomas Davis’s chamber opera Six. Twenty. Outrageous with American Opera Projects; Alexander Goehr’s song cycle Verschwindenes Wort for The Juilliard School’s Focus Festival; and Zachary Wadsworth’s oratorio Spire and Shadow with Downtown Voices. He has been featured in several substantial works by Steve Reich, such as Three Tales at Disney Hall and Daniel Variations at Miller Theatre (both with Ensemble Signal), and Desert Music with the American Composers Orchestra.
Other recent highlights include Brahms’s Liebeslieder Waltzes on tour and Curlew River at Tanglewood and BAM with the Mark Morris Dance Group, Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge with the Momenta Quartet, Misael in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace and Tristan in Frank Martin's Le Vin Herbé with Montreal’s Ballet-Opéra-Pantomime, and the complete Monteverdi Book 7 madrigals with ARTEK.
A skilled chamber musician, he frequently performs with preeminent ensembles such as ARTEK, Pegasus Early Music, TENET, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, New York Polyphony, Seraphic Fire, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Musica Sacra, and the Clarion Choir. He has collaborated on numerous commercial recordings, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anthracite Fields by Julia Wolfe, the Clarion Choir’s 2017 Grammy-nominated Steinberg: Passion Week, Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelli with New York Polyphony, and Paola Prestini’s Oceanic Verses.
Andrew spent two summers as a Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center (where he studied with Dawn Upshaw and Håkan Hagegård); was a Fellow at the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, focusing on American art songs by living composers, led by Stephanie Blythe and Alan Louis Smith; and was a finalist in the 2015 Joy In Singing competition. He completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where he also earned his master’s degree. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas. He lives in Jackson Heights, Queens with his partner, oboist Scott Bartucca, and their mischievous tuxedo cat, Lucy.