The American baritone, Thomas McCargar, studied Vocal Performance at the Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa (Class of 2004).
Called “gripping” by The New York Times, and described as singing with “calm fluidity” by The Washington Post, Thomas McCargar has established himself as both a soloist and sought-after ensemble singer in New York City and around the USA.
Recent engagements include singing the role of Evangelist in Alberto Ginastera's Turbae ad Passionem Gregorianam with the Trinity Wall Street Choir, Washington Chorus and NOVUS NY at Carnegie Hall; Du Yun’s Angel’s Bone and Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves with the Prototype Festival; Steve Reich’s Three Tales with Ensemble Signal at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles; Paul Moravec’s Songs of Love and War with The Dessoff Choirs; Anne Hamilton’s The Event of a Thread at Park Avenue Armory; performing with Kanye West at the Hollywood Bowl for his two 808’s and Heartbreak concerts; and appearing with Andrea Bocelli during NBC’s 2015 broadcast of Christmas in Rockefeller Center.
As an ensemble singer, Thomas McCargar is a member of the acclaimed Trinity Wall Street Choir and also performs regularly with Pomerium, Seraphic Fire, Grammy Award-winning Roomful of Teeth, Spire, TENET, Musica Sacra, VOX Vocal Ensemble, Antioch Chamber Ensemble, Voices of Ascension, New York Virtuoso Singers, Early Music New York, Yale Choral Artists, and Meridionalis. Other highlights include touring the world with Chanticleer; leading over 1,000 people in Times Square in the singing of John Lennon's Imagine for Yoko Ono’s installation Imagine Peace; and singing You Can’t Always Get What You Want with the Rolling Stones. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.