The American tenor, Howard Fankhauser, is a frequent soloist with ensembles throughout the Northwest, including Seattle Chamber Singers & Orchestra Seattle, Northwest Sinfonietta, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Seattle Youth Symphony, Early Music Guild, Tacoma Symphony, Bremerton Symphony,
Bach Fest, Opus7, Choral Arts Northwest, Everett Symphony and Tacoma City Ballet.
During the past several seasons Howard Fankhauser has been heard in a number of performances with Orchestra Seattle and Seattle Chamber Singers, including Dvorák's Stabat mater, George Frideric Handel's Hercules, Theodora, Israel in Egypt and Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232) and various cantatas, and Robert Kechley's Frail Deeds.
Earlier this season Howard Fankhauser was heard in concerts with Opus7, with Choral Arts and in Vocal Music for Advent at St. James Cathedral, where he will also be featured in the Gala New Year's Eve Concert. Later this season he will be featured soloist in concert with Opus7 and in concerts with St. James Cathedral in Venice, Florence and Rome. In May he will be heard in the Carter Family Marionettes opera production of The Tragedy of Tragedy, or, the Life and Death of Tom Thumb.
His solo CD, "The Cathedral Tenor", has been reviewed by the Seattle Times, who noted that "Fankhauser's beautiful, unforced sound and his superb sense of musical style make his singing a consistent pleasure." Fankhauser is Cathedral Soloist at St. James Cathedral.