Sepp Hammer’s voice has been described as “powerful” (BostonEdge) and as showing “warm baritone gravity” (The Boston Globe). Recently with the California Bach Society, he has appeared as soloist in Zelenka’s Missa Votiva, Charpentier’s Messe des Morts, and Bach’s cantata Aus der Tiefe rufe ich, Herr, zu dir. Other concert engagements include Rutter’s Mass of the Children with Solano Symphony, Zelenka’s Gloria with Chora Nova, Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with Contra Costa Chorale, and, with various ensembles, Schütz’s Symphoniae Sacrae, Bach’s Magnificat, Bach’s B Minor Mass, Schubert’s Mass in G Major, Brahms’ Requiem, Fauré’s Requiem, and Duruflé’s Requiem.
In recent seasons on the opera stage, Sepp has appeared as Pistol in Verdi’s Falstaff with Cinnabar Theater, the Speaker in The Magic Flute with Pocket Opera, Malatesta in Donizetti's Don Pasquale with North Bay Opera, and in the role of Wagner in Gounod’s Faust with Opera San Jose. His opera roles also include Escamillo in Carmen, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, the title role in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La Bohème, Falke in Die Fledermaus, John Proctor in The Crucible and Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Sepp holds a master’s degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory. His training also includes the young artist programs of the Central City Opera and Opera New Jersey. This season, Sepp will appear as soloist in Charpentier’s Le reniement de Saint Pierre with California Bach Society and in Hadyn’s Nelson Mass with Contra Costa Chorale.