"Bass-baritone Thomas Jones, as always, was spectacular, singing with a gorgeous tone, exquisite phrasing and tremendous breath control."
Joyce Tamer, Worcester Telegram and Gazette
"I was totally taken in by the deep baritone voice of Thomas Jones."
-Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet.com
"An engaging, dramatic presence and possessing fine diction, Jones proved an astute choice for the pivotal role...."
-Anna Crebo, Cape Cod Times
"I can't conceive of a better
interpreter for my cantata ... I couldn't have composed the piece
without having the voice of Thomas Jones in my mind."
-Libby Larson, American composer
"Thomas Jones made a grand
entrance as Rossini's Figaro; starting in the hallway and from
there he leapt directly into the hearts of the audience. He played
the house splendidly: the theatrical and musical pro that he is!"
-Ned Dahl of The Reviewer's Chair
The Monadnock Ledger
"As in most oratorios, the roles of the soloists
in "Elijah" are
significant musically and dramatically. (This performance) was
highlighted by the vibrant and thoroughly compelling singing of
baritone Thomas Jones in the title role."
-David Lasky, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"...We have moved a long way from
when craven vocal compromises were the rule, not the exception,
in this music. So said, the vocal and stage presence of baritone Thomas Jones was
-Richard Buell, The Boston Globe
Jones sang with great dramatic flair and expressiveness..."
Ellen Pfeifer, The Boston Herald
Jones was principal here. With a very natural sound and understated
approach, he presented the poem like psalmody - reverent, clear
Michael Manning, The Boston Globe
Jones sang with plush sound and musical vigor, qualities
that are hard to keep in balance..."
Anthony Tommasini, The Boston Globe
"...of the four (soloists) I confess
to being most moved by baritone Thomas Jones,
whose Trumpet Shall Sound still
lingers with me..."
Peggy Conkling, Intermission Magazine
Jones...adroitly managing Bach's athletic lines..."
Jeff Taylor, The Orange Country Register
Jones sang with rich baritone and dramatic flair...full bodied
-Jeanne Spaeth, Washington Post
"...Tenor William Burden and Bass Thomas
Jones carry the show. The bass made The Trumpet Shall Sound
a true celebration..."
-Elaine Guregian, The Akron Beacon
"...Among the outstanding singers (was) Thomas
Jones, whose Judas, Peter and Pilate were powerfully characterized..."
-Stephan Wigler, The Baltimore Sun
"...The soloists' overall spectacular performances
was epitomized by Thomas Jones'
Bass Air, The Trumpet Shall Sound. The bass projected and enunciated
every section splendidly..."
-Joshua Jewett, The Dartmouth
showed that it is possible to sing in English so that every word
is utterly clear and natural..."
-Anthony Tommasini, The Boston Globe
baritone soloist, projected charisma and was vocally agile. His
performance of The Trumpet Shall Sound was exuberant and the unexpected
high note at the end seemed divinely anointed..."
-Manos Clements, Montgomery Journal
Jones played the role with bravado and panache..."
-Lloyd Schwartz, The Boston Phoenix
Jones showed off fine tone and vocal agility..."
-Chris Salocks, The Oakland Tribune