Steven Small is a lyric baritone. Noted for the flexibility and beauty of his voice as well as his interpretive capacities, he has enjoyed a distinguished career in oratorio, recital and opera throughout New England and beyond for over 30 years. He has been critically hailed as “one of New England’s outstanding soloists”.
Particularly suited to the music of Bach and Handel, he is also a noted interpreter of such roles as Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Saint Paul, as well as the Requiems of Brahms, Mozart, Faure, and Durufle. Recent performances include: The Bach B Minor Mass with the New Hampshire Master Chorale and Plymouth State University Chamber Singers, the Durufle Requiem with the Keene Chamber Singers, Messiah with the Worcester Chorus, and an Assabet Valley Mastersingers recent performance of The Lutheran Mass in G Minorby Bach and Handel’s “The Ways of Zion Do Mourn”. Recent operatic appearances include the role of Melchior, in Amahl and the Night Visitors, which he will undertake again on Epiphany in January of 2014. He has also recently sung the role of Esteban in the New England premier of “En Mis Palabras”. Equally at home as a solo recitalist, Small is a respected interpreter of German Lieder, and the Art Song. He is a voice student of Hazel O’Donnell.
Now in his 20th year, Small serves as the Senior Pastor of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in West Boylston MA. He and his wife are the parents of two adult daughters.