JOHN BISCHOFF (bass) spent three years touring worldwide with the renowned men's vocal ensemble Chanticleer and has sung with a variety of distinguished choral groups, including the Dale Warland Singers, the New York vocal-jazz quartet Vox Bop, and the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus. As a soloist, John has performed Mozart's Coronation Mass at the Oregon Bach Festival and sung roles with the Sarasota Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Dayton Opera. He also participated in the Santa Fe Opera's Apprentice Program for Singers. In addition to the American Bach Soloists, this year John is singing with the Philharmonia Baroque Chorale, the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, and the new Bay Area early music vocal ensemble Clerestory. A New Jersey native, John received a Master's degree in voice at the Manhattan School of Music and graduated with honors from Princeton University with a Bachelor's degree in English and American Studies. Before devoting himself to a career in music, he taught English in Guangzhou, China, and worked as a journalist for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul, producing programs for regional and national broadcast and using his voice in a different capacity - as newscaster, reporter and host.