Baritone Thomas Jones has appeared throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with orchestras, opera companies, choral ensembles, and performance series, singing repertoire ranging from Bach to Bernstein and beyond. He has received critical acclaim for his performances described as “captivating,” “elegant,” “passionate,” and “irresistible.”
Recordings include a live performance of Handel’s Samson with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Canadian National Orchestra as well as Messiah, performed and recorded with New York’s St. Cecilia Orchestra for National Public Radio.
Appearances include Haydn’s Creation performed with the Apollo Chorus at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall, Messiah with The Handel & Haydn Society at Boston’s Symphony Hall and the Bach B Minor Mass with New York’s Dessoff Choirs. Thomas has appeared with well over 200 choruses throughout the US and beyond.
From opera galas to evenings of Broadway, Thomas is at home with a vast array of musical styles. He has sung concerts and recitals on stages in Copenhagen and Stockholm, San Juan, Philadelphia, Boston, and throughout the Midwest and Western USA. Festival appearances include The Berkshire Choral Festival, Monadnock Music, Nantucket Artists Series, Martha’s Vineyard Fine Arts Series and many more. Greater Boston appearances include The Masterworks Chorale, Back Bay Chorale, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Commonwealth Chorale, Boston Civic Orchestra, Coro Allegro, Cape Symphony, Arcadia Chamber Orchestra, Worcester Chorus, Chatham Chorale, Providence Singers and dozens more. New works of music were composed for Thomas by American icon Libby Larson and Boston’s own, John Goodman.
Thomas has been teaching voice and vocal performance practice through the Office for the Arts and the Holden Choirs at Harvard University for the past 27 years and conducts the choir and music program at Old Cambridge Baptist Church on the edge of the Harvard campus in Harvard Square. He is frequently invited to adjudicate at choral and vocal solo competitions and music festivals, acting as a choral/vocal clinician and master teacher.
See Thomas perform the Mozart Requiem with the Cape Symphony in Magnificent Mozart on November 3 and 4.