Tim Krol is a lyric baritone and recording artist whose repertoire spans early music, modern classical music and opera, musical theater, and jazz. For nine years, Tim performed and toured worldwide with Chanticleer, America’s premier a cappella vocal ensemble. He can be heard on 13 Chanticleer recordings, including the Grammy Award-winning Colors of Love.
Tim was the featured soloist in two different productions of Leonard Bernstein’s Dybbuk with the San Francisco Ballet. He trained with a Greek Psaltist and a Swami to prepare for his solo debut with Minnesota Orchestra and the world premiere of Ikon of Eros by Sir John Tavener. He played both a grandfather and grandson in Stephen Paulus’ To Be Certain of the Dawn, another world premiere with Minnesota Orchestra. His lead role of Jim on a recording of David Conte’s chamber opera The Gift of the Magi was critically acclaimed.
As a Bach specialist, Tim has sung solo in numerous cantatas and Passions throughout the United States, including the role of Jesus in the St. John Passion with Conspirare. 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, including Pontius Pilate in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and St. John Passion. 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.
As an active freelance singer and teacher in New York City, Tim maintains voice studios in Brooklyn and Manhattan. He performs regularly with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York Virtuoso Singers, and The Collegiate Chorale. He was a featured soloist in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath, Kurt Weill’s The Firebrand of Florence, and Something Wonderful: An Evening of Broadway with Deborah Voigt.
Most recently, Tim was the featured soloist in the New York Virtuoso Singers’ presentation of C. Edward Hupton’s Requiem for the Victims of Genocide. He also completed his second solo recording of music by Thomas Oboe Lee, based on Gregory Corso’s poem “Marriage.”