Tenor Thomas Cooley’s recent and current performances include engagements with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at Carnegie Hall for Britten’s Les Illuminations and Mohammed Fairouz’s Zabur, with the Minnesota Orchestra and Houston Symphony in Messiah, and with Berner Kammerchor in the St. John Passion. He returns to the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir for Mendelssohn’s Elijah, reprises the role of Idomeneo in a concert version at the Carmel Bach Festival, and performs Handel’s Joshua with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and conductor Nicholas McGegan. He last performed with Music of the Baroque in May 2017.
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 B Minor Mass with Choral Arts Society of Washington; the title role in Handel’s Samson with the 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 St. John Passion on March 25 and 26.