Steve Pence has appeared as a soloist with most of the major classical music organizations in Southern California, including The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Los Angeles Opera, The Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Pasadena Symphony, and The Long Beach Symphony. He has also performed solos internationally with National Orchestra of Uruguay, The London Philharmonic, and The National Orchestra of Peru. Steve is especially known for his solo work in Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, though he has sung much of the concert repertoire, including Bach's B-minor Mass, St. John Passion, and St. Matthew Passion, Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass, Maria Theresa Mass, Creation Mass, and Creation, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel's Messiah, and the Requiem Masses of Mozart and Verdi. In 2015, he created the role of The Kaiser in John Powell's A Prussian Requiem, a role he recorded with The London Philharmonic and tenor Javier Camarena under the baton of Jose Serebrier on the album Hubris. Steve's opera roles include Sarastro in the Die Zauberflote, King Alonzo in Hoiby's The Tempest, and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro. He has lent his voice to numerous films including Pacific Rim, The Secret Life of Pets, Despicable me 2, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. He can be heard as a soloist on the score of Happy Feet 2.
— Francesca Zemballo in rehearsal for Candide