Omaha native John Orduña is thrilled to be singing with Chicago a cappella for a fourth season in 2023-24.
He has been a member of the Grant Park Chorus for six seasons. He has also performed with the choruses of Music of the Baroque, William Ferris Chorale, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Symphony. His solo concert work includes performances of Händel’s Messiah with the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Richmond Symphony, and Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the Cincinnati May Festival. His principal opera work includes the role of The Donkey in the world premiere of Jeanine Tesori’s The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me with Washington National Opera, Dancaïro (Carmen) with Opera Omaha, and Schaunard (La Boheme) with North Carolina Opera. He holds degrees and certificates from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Florida State University, and the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.