A native of Kansas City, MO, tenor Andrew Fuchs recently made 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 (Saint Andrew Chorale): “Fuchs made the Evangelist fully human and...served with exceptional skill” (TheaterScene). Andrew is also a member of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street where he is a frequent soloist on their “Bach at One” series at St. Paul's Chapel.
Recent performances include Steve Reich’s Three Tales with Ensemble Signal at Disney Hall presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Curlew River and Brahms’s Liebeslieder and Neue Liebeslieder waltzes with the Mark Morris Dance Group, the world premiere of Alexander Goehr's Verschwindenes Wort for The Juilliard School's Focus Festival, Misael in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace and Tristan in Frank Martin's Le Vin Herbé with Ballet-Opéra-Pantomime (Montreal), Tomasso in Laura Schwendinger's opera Artemisia, tenor soloist with Downtown Voices in the premiere of Zachary Wadsworth's Spire and Shadow, Reich’s Daniel Variations and You Are (Variations) with Ensemble Signal at Miller Theater, and appearances with ARTEK, Pegasus Early Music, and Lyric Fest.
An avid recitalist, Andrew spent two summers as a Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. While there, he worked closely with Dawn Upshaw, Håkan Hagegård, and Mark Morris. A 2015 Joy In Singing Finalist, he also was in the Professional Singers Program at SongFest, was a Finalist in the 2013 Liederkranz Competition (Art Song Division), and was one of six singers selected to participate in the 2013 Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, a week-long program that focuses on American art song by living composers, led by Stephanie Blythe and Alan Louis Smith. Andrew is especially passionate about American song, and his final doctoral recital concentrated on 20th and 21st-century Midwestern composers including Virgil Thomson, Christopher Berg, Larry Alan Smith, Libby Larsen, and Ned Rorem.
2017-2018 highlights include a principal role in Daniel Thomas Davis’s new chamber opera, Six. Twenty. Outrageous, based on plays by Gertrude Stein, with American Opera Projects and the Momenta Quartet; William Shield’s 18th-century opera, The Woodman, with Brandywine Baroque; Monteverdi Vespers with The Thirteen at the Kennedy Center; San Giacomo in Schmelzer’s opera, La Memorie Dolorose with TENET; Rosenmüller Christmas Vespers and Bruhns cantatas with ARTEK; Monteverdi madrigals and First Sailor in Dido and Aeneas with Pegasus Early Music; Messiah with Spire Chamber Ensemble; Tallis’s Lamentations of Jeremiah as a guest of New York Polyphony; and L’Orfeo (ensemble) with Apollo’s Fire on tour.
Andrew is also a sought-after professional ensemble singer, frequently performing with The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, New York Polyphony, Clarion Music Society, the Choir of Men and Boys at Saint Thomas Church, the New York Virtuoso Singers, and Musica Sacra.
Andrew 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.