Attend our faculty recital MONDAY, November 14, 2016 at 7:30 p. m. at DePauw University, Thompson Recital Hall.
We will offer: Art songs by Purcell, Schubert, Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Fauré and John Duke —Broadway show tunes by Kurt Weill and Frederick Loewe —Arias by Johann Strauss, Douglas Moore, Bedrich Smetana, George Gershwin
We promise a “fun” time will be had by all. I sang many funny roles on stage over my 45 year career and will offer some selections from those roles.
To those add the beautiful, lyrical melodies of Fauré, the stately songs of Purcell and the deeply moving songs of Franz Schubert, Clara and Robert Schumann.
DePauw is celebrating Kurt Weill this season with “Street Scene,” in February and I will add to that celebration with “September Song,” reminding myself of the long years I have lived.
MONDAY, November 14, 2016 7:30 p. m.
LAST FEBRUARY 2016 WE GAVE OUR FIRST DEPAUW RECITAL ——- see below!
TK — Performance Anxiety workshop, DePauw University July 21, 2016, Greencastle, IN *PARTICIPANTS- See “Stage Fright” heading on my web site. Go to it for review of the activities we did. Contact me as needed. I want YOU to be the best and most confident performer you can possibly be!
TK narrated DAISY CABARET, the life and times of Daisy Hinkle-Garton, Farmstead, Bloomington, IN, April 16-17, 2016 (see flyer)
TK judged Classical Singer High School division first round, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, March 12, 2016
TK judged AllTech competition, University of Kentucky, Lexington, March 6, 2016
TK judged DePauw University Concerto Competition, Greencastle, February 25, 2016
TK and Vicki King perform an “overview of opera” concert, Meadowwood Retirement Village, Bloomington, February 12, 2016
TK and Vicki King perform at the Trinity Episcopal Church pops concert, Bloomington, February 7, 2016
TK and Vicki King perform Guest Faculty Recital, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, February 1, 2016
TK sang solos, Delmar Gardens Retirement Home, Atlanta, GA, January 17, 2016
TK sang solo in Messiah, Bloomington Chamber Singers, Bloomington, IN December 13, 2015
TK judged Indiana State NATS, DePauw University, October 2015
TK received 50 year Phi Mu Alpha pin, 2015, New Orleans, LA
TK and Vicki gave recital, July 12, 2015, Hickory, MS
TK gave Performance Anxiety workshop, DePauw University June 15, 2015, Greencastle, IN
TK judged NATS, GREAT LAKES Region, Anderson University, March 2015, Anderson, IN
TK judged AllTech Competition, University of Kentucky, March 2015, Lexington, KY
TK judged Concert Competition, DePauw University, February 2015, Greencastle, IN
VISIT Thomas King on YouTube & on the web sites below. Thomas King sings Rote Rose Tenors – Once Again Thomas King Visit the sites below for more of TK’s singing. http://soundcloud.com/joshua-alan-lindsay/sets/of-snow-ice-burning-sand-1?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook&utm_content=http%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Fjoshua-alan-lindsay%2Fsets%2Fof-snow-ice-burning-sand-1 CHOOSE MOVEMENT 3 “THE GOOD KNIGHT”
Libby Larsen website, go to voice, go to I Cried unto God
Vocal Lit II and French Diction for Singers are both available under DePauw. Also, see MOODLE for more information.
Drs. Vicki and Thomas King performed at DePauw University School of Music on February 1, 2016. Thomas has been teaching there since Fall of 2015 and will continue this spring and the entire school year of 2016-2017. The Kings have been performing together since they met in graduate school at Indiana University in 1968.
Among the repertoire for the recital are songs by Indiana composers, Ned Rorem and David Baker. Also included are three DePauw premiers, songs by Al Benner and a song by Libby Larsen, commissioned by Dr. Vicki King for her husband on the occasion of his 65th birthday.
There have been over 25,000 visits to my web site.
My various roles over the years I most CERTAINLY have had fun
I was engaged to teach voice at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University-Bloomington, for the SPRING semester of 2015 and I continued for FALL 2015 and in SPRING 2016. I was Visiting Professor of Voice, substituting for two voice professors on sabbatical. To be teaching at my own alma mater (from 1968-70) was thrilling indeed.
FALL of 2015 I taught Vocal Literature and German Diction for Singers at DePauw University School of Music and in SPRING 2016, I taught Vocal Literature and French Diction. In FALL 2016 and SPRING 2017, I will be teaching the same courses AND I will teach a few private voice students as well.
Sure on This Shining Night
Rain has Fallen
These three Barber Songs are among our favorites, performed in Kentucky in 2013
<Libbylarsen.com> web site features Thomas and Vicki King, “I Cried unto God.”
See and hear us listed under VOICE choices. Vicki commissioned this song in 2010 for my 65th birthday.
Solo, St. Mark’s Methodist Church, Bloomington, IN, August 23, 2015
Solo, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Bedford, IN, August 2, 2015
Sacred Concert, First Methodist Church, Hickory, MS, July 12, 2015
Solo, Gravesite Memorial, Daisy HInkle Garton, Bloomington, IN July 1, 2015
Solo, Free Methodist Church, Bedford, IN, June 21, 2015
Workshop on Performance Anxiety, DePauw University, Green Castle, IN, June 15, 2015
Atlanta Boychoir and Men Tour, Los Angeles, CA and Hawaii, May 28-June 6, 2015
Judge for Bloomington Friday Musicale Festival, May 16, 2015
Broadway Festival, Hinkle-Garton Farm, Bloomington, IN, April 25, 2015
St. Patrick’s Day, Danny Boy, HausKonzert, March 25, 2015
Trinity Episcopal Church POPS Concert, Bloomington, IN,February, 2015
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music, King Voice Studio Class, Bloomington, IN, February 2015
Hauskonzert bei Kings, December 20, 2014, Friends will share Christmas stories and music
Trinity Episcopal Church, December 19, 2014 VK, Couchet harpsichord selections; TK Early carol, Some Children See Him-Burt, Ave Maria-Santiago — Advent Concert
Hauskonzert bei Kings, December 17, 2014, Alle Instrumenten und Gesang
Bloomington Chamber Singers, St. Mark’s Methodist Church, December 14, 2014, Messiah, “Comfort Ye,”
Friday Morning Music Club of Bloomington, IN, December 12, 2014, Christmas Songs of John Jacob Niles
Trinity Episcopal Church, December 12, 2014, Quelle est cette odeur agréable? (French Carol) — Advent Concert
Trinity Episcopal Church, December 5, 2014 Balulalow-Peter Warlock — Advent Concert
Bloomington Chamber Singers Choral Concert, November 15, 2014, Bloomington, IN WORKS by: Poulenc, Lilli Boulanger, Ravel, Martin, Fauré, Canteloube
Guest recital, Honeywell House, Wabash, IN, October 14, 2014
[2014–over 2000 visits, TOTAL visits – close to 24,000]
Dr. Thomas King, guest presenter <email@example.com>
Vocal Technique Tips
KEEP THE STERNUM HIGH
EXPAND THE RIB ACCORDION
RESIST THE COLLAPSE
KEEP THE TONE SPINNING
RESONANCE SPACE – VOWEL SIZES
(CHURCH, NOT CHURCH BASEMENT – BELL OF THE HORN)
THE SINGING TONE
ENJOY – SEND A MESSAGE
[advanced, artistic, sophisticated ideas]
STRIVE FOR PERFECTION
NO ONE EVER ACHIEVES IT, BUT IT SURE IS FUN TO TRY.
“WORK” LONG NOTES, KEEP THEM ALIVE < >
NEVER BE SATISFIED
HAVE THE JOY OF MUSIC ON YOUR FACE AT ALL TIMES
SEND A MESSAGE IN EVERY SONG
SHOW YOUR LOVE OF MUSIC
THINK LIKE A SINGER — SING LIKE A THINKER
*INFUSE INTO YOUR ARIA ALL OF THE EMOTIONS OF YOUR CHARACTER FROM THE ENTIRE OPERA