Montreal baritone Clayton Kennedy has been a featured concert and oratorio soloist with many Canadian ensembles and in a great diversity of styles. He is drawn particularly to early music, baroque oratorio, concert music, as well as premiering contemporary works. He made his debut with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra as baritone soloist in Faure's Requiem in May 2013. Recent performances include a return to Halifax in May of last year to stage John Plant's opera "I will fly like a bird: a tribute to Robert Dziekanski", having premiered the title role in Scotia Festival of Music 2012, with praise from both The Chronicle Herald and Opera Canada Magazine. He was also bass soloist in works by C.P.E. Bach and G.F. Handel in a co-production with SMAM and Ensemble Caprice in the Maison Symphonique, in Mozart's Requiem with Stewart Hall Singers, as well as Handel's Messiah with SMAM. This winter, he was a soloist (Petrus and Pontifex) in the OSM production of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, as well as sang as bass with Ensemble Caprice in cantatas by Bach, returning as guest artist in the Fondation Arte Musica's complete cantata series. Last spring he had his Canadian and European radio debuts singing Bach Funeral Cantatas with Ensemble Caprice in Bourgie Hall. He has also recorded material for the Ubisoft video games Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: Rogue, and continues to record and perform projects of this type with ensemble La Nef. Recently, he recorded with the Shaar Hashomayim choir, featuring on Leonard Cohen's final album, "You Want It Darker." He reunited with Ensemble Caprice in February 2017 for four more Bach cantatas in Bourgie hall to continue the complete cantata series.