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Tim Krol (Baritone)

Born: Long Island, New York, USA

Tim Krol is an American lyric baritone, teacher and Grammy-winning recording artist. While his specialty is classical concert work (oratorios, cantatas, new music, and modern operas), he enjoys many other styles too. A native of Long Island, Tim Krol performed and toured worldwide with Chanticleer, America's premier a cappella vocal ensemble, from 1991 to 2000. He can be heard on 13 Chanticleer recordings, including the Grammy Award-winning Colors of Love.

In 2004, Tim Krol sang in a series of master-classes at the Carmel Bach Festival that were filmed for a documentary by acclaimed producer Lamont Johnson. He appeared as a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, singing Greek and Sanskrit chants in the world premiere of Ikon of Eros, by Sir John Tavener. A recording of Ikon was released internationally (Reference Recordings/Dorian). Tim also sings the lead role on the critically acclaimed recording of David Conte's chamber opera, The Gift of the Magi (Arsis). Opera credits include The Ferryman in Benjamin Britten's Curlew River; Harry or Larry in Elliot Carter's What Next?; Jim Easton in David Conte's The Dreamers; and Schaunard in Puccini's La Boheme.

As a concert and oratorio soloist, Tim Krol has performed in cities throughout the USA, including many of J.S. Bach's Cantatas, B minor Mass (BWV 232); St. John Passion (BWV 245) and St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (Jesus); Händel's Messiah, Judas Maccabeus, Aci, Galatea e Polifemo; Haydn's Theresienne Messe, Paukenmesse, Creation; Antonio Vivaldi's Magnificat; Ralph Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem and Five Mystical Songs; and the title role in Felix Mendelssohn's Elijah.

Tim Krol's 2005 highlights include a debut with the San Francisco Ballet, in the west coast premiere of Leonard Bernstein/Robbins' Dybbuk; Monteverdi's Vespers 1610 with the Carmel Bach Festival; and in November 2005, Stephen Paulus' To Be Certain of the Dawn, a world premiere with Minnesota Orchestra. He returned to San Francisco in March 2006 to reprise Dybbuk, under the baton of SF Ballet's new music director, Martin West. After twenty five years away from home, he is back in New York. He is also enjoying his post as staff singer at Trinity Church on Wall Street. Recent Trinity concerts include Mozart's completed Great Mass in C minor (courtesy of musicologist Robert Levin) in April 2006.

Tim Krol teaches singing in Manhattan and on Long Island.

Source: Tim Krol Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




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BWV 150

Links to other Sites

Tim Krol - Lyric Baritone (Official Website)
American Bach Soloists - Tim Krol

Tim Krol, baritone (Minnesota Orchestra)
San Francisco Bach Choir: Musicians

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