For his performances with Les Délices in "The Leading Man" celebrating Jélyotte
It was a brilliant performance by a fine young artist.
-Timothy Robson, Cleveland Classical
As Tabarco in Boston Early Music Festival's Almira by Handel
— a gifted young tenor with wonderful comedic talents.
-Ken Keaton, Palm Beach Daily News
For his performances of Monteverdi with Green Mountain Project
Jason McStoots, with closed book, was a particular joy in “Nigra sum”, embracing every consonant and giving sensuous point to “The king . . . led me into his chamber.”
-Jeffrey Ganz, The Boston Globe
Marc Antoine Charpentier:
La Descente d’Orphee aux Enfers (Ixion)
La Couronne de Fleurs (Forestan)
Boston Early Music Festival CPO
He has appeared with such groups as Boston Lyric Opera, Pacific MusicWorks, Boston Camerata, Handel Choir of Baltimore, New Haven Symphony, Tragicomedia, and the Tanglewood Music Center. He is a core member of the up-and-coming, renaissance music ensemble Blue Heron. He can be heard on recordings with them as well as Cut Circle. His renaissance ensemble credits also include his work with Ensemble Origo, under the direction of Eric Rice. In addition he has been featured on the Grammy-nominated recording of Lully's Pysché and on the newly released discs of works of Charpentier and John Blow with the Boston Early Music Festival on the CPO label.
Described by critics as “a gifted young tenor with wonderful comedic talents” and as having an “alluring tenor voice” and “bright, clear and fully-fledged tenor sonority,” Jason McStoots has performed around the world and the US. Recent appearances include Tabarco in Handel’s Almira and Apollo in Monteverdi’s Orfeo with the Boston Early Music Festival, Pedrillo in Abduction from the Seraglio by Mozart with the Connecticut Early Music Festival, soloist for Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with the Green Mountain Project, soloist for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Emmanuel Music and with the Cape Cod Symphony for Handel’s Messiah.
He garnered critical accolades with his recent performances with the Cleveland based ensemble, Les Délices. The Cleveland Plain Dealer described his singing as “exquisite” and saying that he “easily filled the room with a sound both rich and dulcet, commanding ears with what one suspected was one-tenth of his potential. Beyond that, he was a fine actor, rounding out heartfelt performances with meaningful gestures and facial expressions.”
Ludford: Missa Inclina cor meum
Music from the Peterhouse Partbooks
For his BEMF Chamber Opera Series Performances
McStoots has more personality and charm than a roomful of other tenors, and he enlivens whatever production he is in.
-Susan Miron, Arts Fuse