Tenor Thomas Cooley '91 to Perform at Carnegie Hall
February 3, 2011
February 3, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Thomas Cooley, a tenor and 1991 graduate of DePauw University, will perform Berlioz's Requiem (Grande Messe des Morts), Sunday, February 13, at New York City's Carnegie Hall. The 3 p.m program in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage will feature Cooley, the Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus, the National High School Festival Chorus and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under the direction of conductor Robert Spano.
The concert, presented by the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, is part of a six-day-long commemoration of twenty years of the Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop.
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On February 18 & 19, Cooley will perform Joseph Haydn's The Creation with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Douglas Boyd. You'll find additional details at the ISO's website.
Praised as a "superb tenor" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Cooley has performed recently with the Atlanta Symphony, National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, Houston Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Baltimore Symphony. Last spring, he appeared in a new production of Handel's opera, Tamerlano, at the Göttingen Handel Festival in Germany. The tenor's performances on compact disc releases include the title role in Handel's Samson with conductor Nicholas McGegan; Mozart's Mass in C minor with Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston; and Schubert's Mass in A flat with the Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Windsbacher Knabenchor. He performed a recital at his alma mater in 2006. (above: Cooley with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg)