Tim KrolBrooklyn, NY
Tim Krol is a lyric baritone based in New York City. His repertoire spans from early music to modern classical and opera, as well as musical theatre and jazz. For nine years, Tim performed and toured worldwide with Chanticleer, America’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble. He can be heard on thirteen Chanticleer recordings, including the Grammy Award-winning “Colors of Love.” As a Bach specialist, Tim has performed many of Bach’s cantatas, masses and Passions throughout the United States. He was an Adams Fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival in 2004, and has attended the festival every summer since then, singing various choral and solo roles. Tim also portrayed Pilate in the critically acclaimed staged production of Bach’s “St Matthew Passion,” directed by Sir Jonathan Miller, at Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Tim was a soloist with the famed “Sacred Music in a Sacred Space” series at St Ignatius Loyola in NYC, in Bach’s “B Minor Mass.” He was also featured in two different productions of Leonard Bernstein’s “Dybbuk” with the San Francisco Ballet. He trained with a Greek Psaltist and a Swami in order to prepare for his solo debut with Minnesota Orchestra and the world premiere of “Ikon of Eros” by Sir John Tavener. In the critically acclaimed recording of David Conte’s chamber opera, “The Gift of the Magi,” he played the lead role of “Jim.” He performed and recorded three song cycles by Thomas Oboe Lee: Gregory Corso’s“Marriage;” Oscar Wilde’s “De profundis;” and Ivor Gurney’s “The Pity of War.” Tim’s album of a cappella lullabies, “All Through The Night,” which he produced and sang with three Los Angeles colleagues in 1989, has now reached a worldwide audience, thanks to CDBaby.com and iTunes. Tim performs regularly with Trinity Choir, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Sacred Music in a Sacred Space, and Musica Sacra. His latest recording, “Robert Franz: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Songs,” will be released in 2016. Tim will make his solo debut with the Berkshire Choral Festival in August 2016, singing two different roles in an oratorio by the late Stephen Paulus.
Mädchen mit dem roten München Op. 5 No. 5
This song is one of 44 Robert Franz songs soon to be released on Tim’s newest album titled “ROBERT FRANZ: Ordinary Man, Extraordinary Songs.” The website is FranzFound.com.
“Song of Remembrance” is one of four songs Tim recorded on Richard Link’s album, “Committed to My Heart:” http://www.richardlink.com/CDs/Committed_to_my_Heart.html
Based on O. Henry’s short story, this chamber opera by David Conte continues to grow in popularity as a holiday alternative to Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” In this scene, Tim Krol as “Jim,” and Chad Runyon as “Henry” discuss what Jim bought [and sold!] in order to buy a Christmas present for his beloved Della. More about David Conte can be found at http://www.davidconte.net/audio.html