Baritone Keven Keys has sung as soloist in the Mass in B Minor at the Kalamazoo Bach Festival, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at the Peninsula Music Festival, Bach’s Cantata BWV 82, “Ich habe genug,” with the Sherwood Conservatory Orchestra, Vaughn-Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Danielpour’s An American Requiem with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony at the Colorado Mahlerfest. He last appeared as soloist with Music of the Baroque in the 2011 Holiday Brass and Choral concerts.
On the opera stage, Keven Keys has sung title roles in Verdi’s Falstaff, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Mechem’s Tartuffe, and Rachmaninoff’s Aleko, as well as the roles of Guglielmo and Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Così fan tutte, John Brook in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, and Sam in Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti. His concert repertoire includes Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart’s Requiem, with groups such as the Illinois Philharmonic, Waukegan Symphony, Elmhurst Symphony, Northeastern Illinois University Orchestra, and the Acanthus Chamber Orchestra. He is also an active recitalist, performing throughout the Midwest.
Keven Keys is pursuing a doctorate in vocal performance at Northwestern University, where he also teaches.