Steven Caldicott Wilson’s limpid tenor was marked by wondrous phrasing and aching lyricism in ‘Thy rebuke hath broken his heart.’

Landon Hegedus, Chicago Classical Review, Dec 10, 2022

Steven Caldicott Wilson was a powerful, polished and moving Evangelist

Steve Smith, NY Times, April 15, 2011

The soloists — Tiffany Rosenquist de la Torre, soprano; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Steven Caldicott Wilson, tenor; and Jesse Blumberg, baritone — were well matched in the duets, and consistently moving in their solo contributions.

Allan Kozinn, NY Times, May 21, 2012

The part of Nicolas was sung with steadiness and sensitivity by the tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, who was impassioned without ever straining, and calm in his death scene.

Zachary Woolfe, NY Times, Dec. 28, 2015


Chicago-based oratorio tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson joined the classical a cappella vocal quartet New York Polyphony in 2011. He was a soloist with Cleveland’s Apollo’s Fire in fall 2022 (Monteverdi Vespers and Handel Messiah), and was an inaugural member of The Leonids with Chor Leoni Vancouver in May 2022 where he will return in 2023. He also returned to engagements with Schola Antiqua in Chicago and Milwaukee in 2022. Past solo appearances include Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Symphony Hall Boston, Chatham Baroque, TENET Vocal Artists, Clarion Orchestra NYC, and multiple Evangelist roles and Bach cantata recitals with Trinity Baroque Orchestra in NYC and Montreal.

Twice GRAMMY-nominated, New York Polyphony was formed in 2006 and is dedicated to historical performance of medieval and renaissance repertoire as well as modern commissions and educational outreach. Noteworthy engagements include the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston, 2013 Taipei International Choral Festival, Heidelberger Frühling, Wigmore and Cadogan Halls London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Tage Alter Musik Regensburg (Germany), Festival Internacional de Música Abvlensis (Spain), Stavanger Kammermusikkfestival (Norway), Cartagena Festival International de Música (Colombia), and Early Music Vancouver.

An engaging and versatile musician, Steven brings sensitive expression and a disciplined attention to detail to solo and ensemble settings. His career has focused on historical performance practice plus a dedication to new music, and he is a skilled pianist, teacher, and coach. A native of Virginia, he has been based in Chicago since September 2022. He travels frequently, domestically and abroad.

Steven is an enlisted veteran of the United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants, and a graduate of Ithaca College (BM) and the Yale University Voice Masters program in early music, oratorio, and chamber ensemble.



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