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Paul Rowe (Bass-Baritone)

Born: USA

The American bass-baritone, Paul Rowe, has performed a wide variety of music ranging from traditional oratorio to contemporary works. He has performed with many of the leading American musical organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa at Symphony Hall in Boston and Carnegie Hall in New York, George Frideric Handel's Messiah with Musica Sacra at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Gustav Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with the American Ballet Theatre at the Metropolitan Opera House and Kennedy Center, J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion (BWV 245) at the Bach Festival of Philadelphia and the American première of Pilate by Frank Martin with the John Oliver Chorale.

Paul Rowe has appeared as well with the Dessoff Choirs, New Amsterdam Singers, Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Smithsonian Chamber Players, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Folger Consort, and Ensemble for Early Music, among many other groups. As a member of the Waverly Consort, he toured the USA, the Far East and South America and participated in the Consort's regular series at Alice Tully Hall and the Cloisters in New York. In addition, he performed for two years as a member of the New York Vocal Arts Ensemble, touring the USA and Yugoslavia and recording two discs: the Quartets of Haydn and Trios of Mozart, and a disc entitled “Listen to the Mockingbird”, featuring songs of Stephen Foster and other American music.

Paul Rowe is Madison Early Music Festival (MEMF) Artistic Director) and Professor of Voice at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Paul Rowe's recordings include J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) with the Smithsonian Chamber Players and two CD’s on the Arabesque label.

Source: Master Singers of Westchester Website (April 2001); Madison Early Music Festival Website (2012)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (August 2001, June 2012)

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Robert Gehrenbeck


BWV 245 [Jesus]

Gary McKercher


BWV 248/1, 2 & 5 [2nd]

Kenneth Slowik


BWV 245 [1st]

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