Shane Hanson, countertenor
Shane Hanson has established himself as a sought-after countertenor in the Metro Vancouver area; he is praised greatly by the public and mentors for his performances. He has performed concerts and recitals with UBC Opera Ensemble, Vancouver Symphony, Chilliwack Symphony, Oratorio Singers, Pacific Spirit Choir, St Phillips United, St Andrew’s Wesley, and The Josquin Singers; he concluded 2016 as alto soloist in a full version of Messiah directed by Greg Caisley. He began the 2017 season with UBC Opera ensemble’s Opera Tea series where he performed many varying roles from baroque Operas. Upcoming performances of 2017 include alto soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Chilliwack Symphony, and he will take part in Early Music Vancouver’s summer festival. Shane has always been drawn to classical music, and has vast repertoire ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to Arvo Pärt. When not singing, he enjoys time with his niece, rock climbing, and a good nap.