A life-long singer and lover of music, and a singer by profession, Thomas Thompson's performing experience runs the gamut of styles, genres, and historical periods, although he currently focuses on music of the Baroque. His recent solo work has been in collaboration with diverse organizations such as Pacific Musicworks, Seattle Symphony, the Tudor Choir, Seattle Early Music Guild, Vashon Island Opera, Mark Morris Dance Company, and Seattle Opera. His extensive recording experience includes appearances on critically acclaimed discs by Northwest groups such as the Tudor Choir, Byrd Ensemble and Capella Romana, as well as many video game and movie soundtracks, among them Halo, World of Warcraft, Ghost Rider, and Exorcist: The Beginning. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Washington.
He currently serves at St. James Cathedral on First Hill as a soloist/cantor, director of the St. Edward Vocal Ensemble - a choir for pre-college-age young men with changed voices, and Special Projects Coordinator. In his spare time, he practices and teaches martial arts, a discipline he began at the age of 8.
Photo: Ailisa Newhall