Matthew Hoch, bass, is professor of voice at Auburn University. His professional oratorio experience includes many works by J. S. Bach—including the B Minor Mass, St Matthew Passion, St John Passion, and Christmas Oratorio — Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Vaughan Williams’s Five Mystical Songs, Fantasia on Christmas Carols, and Dona Nobis Pacem, Stainer’s Crucifixion, Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Maunder’s Olivet to Calvary, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Dvořák’s Te Deum, Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël, and Orff’s Carmina Burana. He is the author or editor of nine books and has published numerous articles in professional and academic journals. In addition to his academic life, Dr. Hoch serves as choirmaster and minister of music at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Auburn, Alabama. He holds the BM from Ithaca College, MM from the Hartt School, and DMA from the New England Conservatory.