Kurt-Owen Richards is an accomplished performer in a wide range of styles, from chant to experimental music-theater. Wellknown for his beautiful, warm and lyric “basso cantante” sound, he is a founding member of Lionheart, the renowned American men’s vocal ensemble dedicated to the exploration of medieval and Renaissance chant and polyphony. In addition to over three decades of work with Pomerium, he has appeared as soloist with such distinguished ensembles as The American Bach Soloists, Anima Antiqua, The Bach Ensemble, Concert Royal, New York’s Ensemble for Early Music, Tafelmusik, and the Waverly Consort. Mr. Richards has recorded widely, including solo work in Heinrich Schutz’ Kleine Geistliche Konzerte with New York Baroque and Schutz’ Musikalisches Exequien and Bach’s Cantata 4, “Christ Lag in Todesbanden” with the American Bach Soloists. He can also be heard on all of Lionheart’s recordings, including their most recent release, “John The Revelator”, a modern mass written by Phil Kline for Lionheart and the post-classical string quartet Ethel.