Lyric Tenor John Concepcion, past recipient of The American Prize in Vocal Performance in Opera and a finalist in the Bel Canto Regional Voice Competition, is in constant demand as a performer, teacher and musical artist. He maintains a busy performance schedule on both the concert and operatic stages. Most notably, John has appeared with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Hawaii Symphony, Tulsa Opera, Cleveland Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Portland Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Pine Mountain Music Festival.
Notable recent appearances include Grant Park Symphony Orchestra (Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins), Skokie Valley Symphony (An Afternoon of Opera and Musical Theatre), the world premier of Gustavo Leone’s opera, The Leader, with Latino Music Festival in Chicago, and solo appearances with West Suburban Symphony (Verdi’s Requiem, A Night of Lerner & Loewe and A Night of Rodgers & Hammerstein). As a recitalist, John recently performed for the Musicians Club of Women, Midwest Arts League and the German Language Society of Chicago. A frequent performer at the Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, MI, John regularly performs on the popular Christmas at the Acorn concert every holiday season.
Currently a full-time chorus member at Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Grant Park Festival Chorus, John is also a member of the Advisory Board for The Center for Performing Arts at Governors State University in University Park, IL, where he produces a popular series of operatic programs called “Opera UpClose”.