Jason Rylander has been praised by the Washington Post for his “strong, clear tenor” and for performances that “coupled sonorous warmth and emotional depth.”
A frequent interpreter of early music, he has appeared with the Bach Sinfonia, Washington Bach Consort, Handel Choir of Baltimore, Mountainside Baroque, New Dominion Chorale, and the TENET/Green Mountain Project in such works as the Bach B-Minor Mass and Christmas Oratorio, Handel’s Messiah, Monteverdi’s Vespers, and Mozart’s Requiem.
Season highlights include a debut as the Evangelist in Bach's St. John Passion in Baltimore and as tenor soloist in a production of the same with Musikanten Montana. Jason has also performed the title role in Handel’s Acis and Galatea at the Rutgers-Camden Theater under the direction of Dr. Julianne Baird, a concert of Dowland’s lute songs on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, Haydn’s Creation with the Easton Choral Society, and a recital of Beethoven, Haydn and Schubert songs at the Society of the Cincinnati in Washington, DC.
A sought after ensemble singer, he has performed with some of the Washington region’s leading chamber choirs, including Cathedra, Chantry, the Washington Bach Consort, the Washington National Cathedral choirs, and the chorus of Opera Lafayette. With the Bach Sinfonia, he recorded Bach’s Motets and Carissimi’s Historia di Jephthe on the Dorian/Sono Luminus label.
Jason has been invited to perform in numerous workshops and festivals including the American Bach Soloists Academy and Festival, Amherst Early Music Festival, Winchester Bach-Handel Festival, International Baroque Institute at Longy, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and the Queens College Baroque Opera Project.
Originally trained in environmental law, Jason holds degrees from Cornell University and the College of William and Mary.