Born in amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton, Canada), Jonathon Adams is a Cree-Métis, Two-Spirit baritone. They have appeared as a soloist with Masaaki Suzuki, Philippe Herreweghe, Vox Luminis, Ricercar Consort, Servir Antico, Tafelmusik, and B’Rock Orchestra at Opera-Ballet Flanders. In 2021 Adams was named the first-ever artist-in-residence at Early Music Vancouver. In addition to making their New York Philharmonic debut in Handel’s Messiah, their future solo engagements include Messiah with the San Francisco Symphony; concerts with TENET Vocal Artists, Toronto Consort, il Gardellino, Ensemble Arion, and Washington Bach Consort; and recitals with lutenist Lucas Harris. Adams’s recent career highlights include the co-creation of Wreckonciliation with Marion Newman and Yvette Nolan for Amplified Opera, a fellowship with the Netherlands Bach Society, performances with Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in China and Japan, and J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion in the Chapelle Royale at the Château de Versailles. Jonathon Adams has led workshops at University of British Columbia and Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, and for the Festival Montréal Baroque. In the 2022–23 season they have become the first Indigenous artist-in-residence at the University of Toronto’s Early Music Department. Adams attended The Royal Academy of Music and the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. They studied with Nancy Argenta, Emma Kirkby, and Edith Wiens.