Jon Arterton and James Mack
Jon began his musical journey as a choirboy at Washington's National Cathedral. He was twice a Tanglewood Vocal Fellow at the Berkshire Music Festival, and holds a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from The New England Conservatory of Music. He also holds an MFA in Acting from Smith College, and has performed in hundreds of plays and musicals, including one night on Broadway in The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall. He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappella group singing in such places as Carnegie Hall and Yankee Stadium, and seen on HBO, Good Morning America, and in the film Philadelphia. In 2002 he founded the 120-voice community chorus based in his hometown of Provincetown, Massachusetts, The Outer Cape Chorale. He has conducted such works as Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Haydn’s Mass in the Time of War, and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man. He also serves as the Director of Music at The U.U. Meeting House in Provincetown and gives periodic Singing Workshops, frequently on the Big Island of Hawai'i. He and his husband James Mack have toured with their two-person musical about gay marriage in America, called "Legally Married...and the sky didn't fall!" Jon recently took fifth place in a national online competition to collaborate with cellist Yo-Yo Ma in a performance of Dona Nobis Pacem, using a digital looping device called the Echoplex. The Outer Cape Chorale premiered his anti-war composition entitled "The Old Lie".