Baritone Thomas Jones has a career that has spanned more than three decades, performing 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. He has sung major works with orchestras including The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco’s “Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra”, The Pacific Symphony in
California, The Omaha Symphony, Louisville Bach Society, The Santa Fe Symphony and The Phoenix Chamber Orchestra. Major choral appearances also include Baltimore Choral Arts, Masterworks of Washington, DC, San Francisco City Chorus, Pacific Chorale and concerts with well over 200 choruses throughout the US and beyond.
From opera galas to evenings of Broadway, Mr. Jones 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 Saratoga Performing Arts Series, The Berkshire Choral Festival, Shenandoah Valley Bach 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. And, he has worked with conductors Christopher Hogwood, Nicholas McGegan, Roger Norrington, John Washburn, Robert Page, Thomas Dunn, Christopher Shepard, John Alexander, Daniel Beckwith, Stephen Simon, John Oliver, Jung-Ho Pak and Gerald Mack. New works of music were composed for him by American icon Libby Larson and Boston’s own, John Goodman.
Mr. Jones has been teaching voice and vocal performance practice through the Office for the Arts and the Holden Choirs at Harvard University for the past 29 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.