Clifton Massey countertenor, was raised on a steady diet of country & western, bluegrass, and other close-harmony singing in Dallas, TX. He has participated in the Ojai Festival, Tanglewood Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, and the early-music festivals of Berkeley, Boston, and Utrecht. As a soloist, he collaborates frequently with notable early-music ensembles including the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, American Bach Soloists, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, and the American Classical Orchestra. He is an alumnus of the Grammy-awardwinning group Chanticleer. Highlights of recent seasons include performing with pop icon Madonna at the Met Gala, modern premieres of Bassani’s Giona and Stradella’s La Susanna with the Academy of Sacred Music, and performing in the inaugural two month installation of Reich Richter Pärt at The Shed, a vibrant new venue in NYC.