Tenor Michael Kirkman is well known to Columbus audiences as both a soloist and ensemble singer. He has performed with Opera/Columbus since 1991 and has also worked with Columbus Light Opera and several professional choral ensembles, including Lancaster Chorale, Cantari Singers, and Cecilian Singers. His work includes several performances as soloist in the Messiah and the Mozart Requiem, as well as Britten’s Agnus Dei; Saint-Saen Requiem; Bach Magnificat; Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ; and Bernstein Chichester Psalms. He is in his twenty-fourth year as tenor soloist and section leader with the BroadStreet Choir at Broad Street Presbyterian Church. Michael studied with Robin Rice at Ohio State and more recently with Jason Heister at Ohio Wesleyan University. He is a co-founder of Converging Arts Columbus, a new arts organization that seeks to create opportunities for professional singers through multi-disciplinary, collaborative performances.