Lucas DeJesus, bass-baritone, is a freelance classical singer based in Philadelphia, PA. He currently performs with the Opera Philadelphia chorus, most recently appearing in Tancredi, Turandot, L’elisir d’amore, Cold Mountain, and Don Carlo. Lucas sings as a core member of Philadelphia’s Mendelssohn Club, performing regularly at the Kimmel Center and greater Philadelphia area. As a member of the new Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, he will be sharing the stage with the Philadelphia Orchestra in the coming season for Haydn’s The Seasons, Handel’s Messiah, and Puccini’s Tosca. This past spring, Lucas helped found and serves on the board of the Glassbrook Vocal Ensemble, a new chamber choir based in Ewing, NJ. For the past three summers, Lucas has performed and recorded with The Same Stream Choir, of which he is a founding member, and can be heard on their Inaugural Recordings. Previous engagements include performances with the Philadelphia Singers, who performed Wang Ning’s Ode to Humanity at the 69th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York. Upon its founding, Lucas performed with Vox Populi, Delaware’s new and only professional chamber ensemble. He has performed with Opus One: Berks Chamber Choir (PA) as the bass soloist for Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu Nostriand Handel’s Lord Nelson Mass and will be joining them again this season as a soloist for Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude. Lucas regularly cantors and serves as bass section leader at Our Mother of Consolation in Chestnut Hill, PA and Annunciation BVM in Havertown, PA. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College where he performed with the Grammy® nominated Westminster Williamson Voices, Westminster Kantorei, and Westminster Symphonic Choir.