Thomas Cooley

Thomas Cooley

Tenor Thomas Cooley’s recent and upcoming performances include Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (Mozart’s Mass in C Minor); Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (Britten’s Serenade); the Utah (Mozart’s Mass in C Minor), North Carolina (Mozart’s Requiem), and Indianapolis (Penderecki’s Credo) symphonies; Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (Beethoven’s Mass in C Major); and Boston Baroque (Mozart’s Requiem and Telemann’s St. Luke Passion). Abroad, he embarks on a European tour with MusicAeterna Orchestra in Mozart’s Requiem, and performs in the Netherlands with Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and in Hannover with NDR Radiophilharmonie. He last performed with Music of the Baroque in March 2018.

Recent engagements include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, Bremen Philharmonic, and the Baltimore and Milwaukee symphony orchestras; Britten’s War Requiem with the Grand Philharmonic Choir, Atlanta, and Indianapolis symphony orchestras, and the Oregon Symphony; 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; a Handel and Monteverdi tour in Poland with Boston Baroque; the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ Creation Oratorio with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Choral Arts Society of Washington; the title role in Handel’s Samson with American Classical Orchestra; an all-Bach program with Les Violons du Roy; and Acis in a new production of Handel’s Acis and Galatea with Mark Morris Dance Group.

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).


Thomas Cooley performs in The Christmas Oratorio on November 25 and 26 and Pulpit & Playhouse—Bach, Handel, Purcell on May 12 and 13.