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Thomas Cooley

Tenor Thomas Cooley’s recent engagements include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, Bremen Philharmonic, and the Milwaukee Symphony; Britten’s War Requiem with the Grand Philharmonic Choir and the Oregon and Indianapolis symphonies; Bob Boles in Britten’s Peter Grimes with the St. Louis Symphony at Carnegie Hall; Peter Quint in Britten’s Turn of the Screw with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra; the title role in Handel’s Judas Maccabeus with the Pacific Symphony; Boyce’s Solomon with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Handel’s Messiah with the Houston Symphony; Bach's St. Matthew Passion with the Seattle Symphony; Bach's St. John Passion with Pacific Musicworks; the title role in Handel’s Samson at American Classical Orchestra; Bach’s Magnificat and Bruckner’s Te Deum with Orchestre Symphonique de Québec; the role of Crown Prince in Puts’s Silent Night with Cincinnati Opera; Tristan in Frank Martin’s Le Vin herbé with Bergen National Opera; and Acis in a new production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea with the Mark Morris Dance Group. He last appeared with Music of the Baroque in March 2012.

Thomas Cooley has also performed Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the Atlanta Symphony; Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra; Bach’s Lutheran Masses with Les Violons du Roy; the Christmas Oratorio at Baldwin-Wallace Bach Festival; the Berlioz Requiem at Carnegie Hall; Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Atlanta Symphony; Handel’s Alexander’s Feast at the Carmel Bach Festival; concerts with the International Bachakademie Stuttgart, as well as Handel’s Tamerlano at the International Handel Festival Göttingen, and Mozart's Kronungsmesse, Honneger's Le Roi David and the Mozart Requiem in Amsterdam.

Thomas Cooley’s recordings include Mathan in Handel’s Athalia with the Kölner Kammerchor (MDG) and the premiere recording of Vivaldi’s Dixit Dominus (Deutsche Grammophon) as well as Mozart's Requiem with the Windsbacher Knabenchor (Sony) and Mozart's Coronation Mass and Mass in C Minor with Handel and Haydn Society (Coro Allegro).

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