A native of Annapolis, Maryland, bass John Pepper sang for many years with Festival Singers of Canada, Tapestry Singers, The Gents, the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, Elora Festival Singers and the Toronto Chamber Choir, and now works regularly with Opera Atelier and Choir 21. He has recorded extensively with most of those organizations and with Canadian Brass, and has taken part in recordings and premiéres of music by John Beckwith, R. Murray Schafer, Harry Somers and Arvo Pärt. His work in music theatre includes Huron Country Playhouse, Comus Music Theatre and Rainbow Stage Theatre. He has written program notes for The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Elora Festival and Roy Thomson Hall, and liner notes for CBC Records and CentreDiscs, among others. John has been a member of the Toronto Consort since 1990. His principal hobby is genealogy and family history.