Cahen Taylor, tenor, has been performing in the Portland Metro area since 2007. Originally from Missouri, he spent a number of years in Los Angeles where he studied voice at the University of Southern California with Professor Shigemi Matsumoto. While in LA he had the opportunity to perform professionally as a chorister and as a soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Pacific Chorale, the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra, the L.A Chamber Orchestra, the USC Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, and numerous small ensembles. He has performed in recitals and international competitions in France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Bulgaria and Greece, and hopes to repeat those experiences. Since moving to Portland he has been thrilled to collaborate with many local ensembles including the Portland Opera, Cappella Romana, Trinity Consort, Cantores in Ecclesia, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Columbia Chorale of Oregon, Resonance Ensemble, and the Portland Vocal Consort. He has recorded two albums with Cappella Romana as well as collaborating on a track for the latest release from Pink Martini. His film work includes the soundtracks for the Warner Bros pictures “Lady in the Water” and “License to Wed”. Recent engagements include a chorus role in Portland Opera's spring production of Turandot, and a tour of the Pacific Northwest with Portland Baroque Orchestra and Les Voix Baroques as a ripieno singer in Bach's St. John Passion.