Hey there, I'm Will. I'm a singer working and living in Seattle.
A native of Oklahoma, I recently finished my bachelor's degree at Harvard and now live in Seattle while working at the University of Washington. When not singing, I enjoy reading, traveling, running, and working on research. You can find me on social media at @willmgardner.
Recognized across the country as a promising young artist, tenor William Gardner regularly performs repertoire spanning opera, oratorio, and ensemble work. His 2018/19 season includes performances as tenor soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with St. James Cathedral (Seattle), Haydn’s The Creation with Great Bend Center for Music, Handel’s Messiah with Master Chorus Eastside, Bainbridge Chorale, and Westminster Presbyterian (Anacortes), Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 and Regina Coeli, K. 276 with St. James Cathedral (Seattle), Bach’s Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4 with Choral Arts Northwest, and the premiere of Thomas Schuttenhelm’s Seven Living Words of the HIV+ with Chorosynthesis Singers. On stage he will perform the roles of The Defendant in Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s production of Trial by Jury and Jeppo Liverotto in Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia with Puget Sound Concert Opera.
Highlights of the 2017/18 season include the role of Martin in Aaron Copland’s The Tender Land as part of Seattle Opera’s inaugural Summer Young Artist Academy, the Fisherman in Stephen Paulus’ The Three Hermits with the Harvard University Choir, and tenor soloist in Henry Purcell’s The Fairy Queen with Bellevue City Opera and Ballet. Other soloist credits include Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard and Trevor Weston’s Griot Legacies with the Harvard Choruses, Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Harvard University Choir, Duruflé’s Messe cum jubilo with the Harvard Glee Club, Purcell’s Hail! Bright Cecilia with the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, and Ross Lee Finney’s Pilgrim Psalms with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project as part of the Monadnock Music Festival.
As a chorister, William sings with Choral Arts Northwest, Chorosynthesis Seattle, and the Cathedral Cantorei at St. James Cathedral, Seattle. He has sung with the Choral Fellows and University Choir in the Memorial Church at Harvard University, the Harvard Glee Club, the Harvard Summer Chorus, and the Saranta Consort, performing in tours across the United States, Canada, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and Iceland. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and currently studies at the University of Washington.
You can find my résumé here.