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"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,

"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 irresistible..."

-Richard Buell, The Boston Globe

"...Baritone Thomas Jones sang with great dramatic flair and expressiveness..."

Ellen Pfeifer, The Boston Herald

"...Baritone Thomas Jones was principal here. With a very natural sound and understated approach, he presented the poem like psalmody - reverent, clear and genuine..."

Michael Manning, The Boston Globe

"...Baritone Thomas 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
Washington, DC

"...Baritone Thomas Jones...adroitly managing Bach's athletic lines..."

Jeff Taylor, The Orange Country Register

"...Thomas Jones sang with rich baritone and dramatic flair...full bodied expressive voicing..."

-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 Journal

"...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

"...Thomas Jones showed that it is possible to sing in English so that every word is utterly clear and natural..."

-Anthony Tommasini, The Boston Globe

"...Thomas Jones, 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

"...Baritone Thomas Jones played the role with bravado and panache..."

-Lloyd Schwartz, The Boston Phoenix

"...Baritone Thomas Jones showed off fine tone and vocal agility..."

-Chris Salocks, The Oakland Tribune


Thomas Jones, Baritone