Lauded by The Boston Globe for "his sharp physicality and ringing tenor voice,"
Eric Christopher Perry has built an international reputation for his imaginative, expressive, and passionate performances as a vocal artist and conductor. Solo appearances: The Phoenix Symphony, Handel and Haydn Society, Emmanuel Music, The Boston Camerata, Cantata Singers, South Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, Henry Purcell Society of Boston, Phoenix Bach Festival, MIT Symphony Orchestra. Ensemble credits: Boston Baroque, Oregon Bach Festival, Spire Chamber Orchestra, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Zenith Ensemble,
AMPERSAND-New York City, The Choir of St. Luke in the Fields.
Recordings: Nine: The Guitar and Beyond [Centaur], The Vocal Music of Alan Beeler [Navona Records, Naxos Direct], and several recent releases with the Handel and Haydn Society [CORO].
Mr. Perry is the artistic director and conductor of Renaissance Men, New England’s professional male vocal chamber ensemble. Catalogue: RenMen Laments, A Very RenMen Christmas LIVE!, and upcoming, RenMentality, produced by Grammy-nominated Tyler Graham Chester (anticipated late-2022). As a guest conductor and presenter he has appeared at state conferences in New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, is an active adjudicator, most recently for the American Choral Directors Association Maine chapter, Great East Music Festivals, and Tennessee Music Educators Association, and has given clinics at colleges and high schools across the country on the vocal arts, arts entrepreneurship, and the role of music in mental health awareness.
From 2017-2022 Mr. Perry served as the Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he led performances of major works by J.S. Bach, Handel, Haydn, Schubert, Pärt, Duruflè, Barnett, Trester, Copland, as well as the North American premiere of Christoph Graupner's "Ach wo nun hin" with Choirs at Colby, Colby-Kennebec Chorale, the Colby Symphony Orchestra, and Colby Collegium Chamber Orchestra. He previously taught at Phillips Academy Andover, New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Plymouth State University, and Federation University Australia in Ballarat, Victoria. He is also the host of a music education podcast, "CHORantine," distributed worldwide, with new production in 2022. Eric Christopher Perry is a proud member of Chorus America and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.