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Thomas Klose (Tenor)

Born: December 2, 1964 - Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

The German tenor, Thomas Klose, received his first vocal training with Anneliese Luetjohann.

Starting from a comprehensive choir activity in the Bonn or Kölner Kammerchor, Thomas Klose has intensified his solo activities. First performances in the field of early music followed, especially with the ensemble Cappella Burgundiae, which specializes in the music of the Middle Ages. In the ensuing period there was an intensive confrontation, especially with the works of Heinrich Schütz (Musikalische Exequien, Johannes-Passion, Cantiones Sacrae, Weihnachtshistorie) and J.S. Bach (Weihnachtso-Oratorium (BWV 248), Johannes-Passion (BWV 245), various cantatas) and corresponding concerts. With Peter Neumann and the Collegium Cartusianum (Neue Bachgesellschaft: Bachfest in Köln, 1999), Peter Henn, Karin Freist-Wissing, Johannes Vogelsänger, Johannes Geffert, Reiner Schuhenn, and others.

Thomas Klose participated in a world tour of Cusanus-Meditationen by Petr Eben in 2001. In May 2002, he was invited to a J.S. Bach concert concert in the Leipzig Thomaskirche during the Bachfest Leipzig. 2003, he completed Master's course with Professor Peter Schreier. In 2005, he was invited to Cyprus on the occasion of admission to the EU, for several concerts of early music. In 2006, he participated in the opera production Rappresentatione di Anima et di Corpo by Emilio de Cavalieri. In 2007 and 2010, he sang Marienvesper by Claudio Monteverdi; in 2010, Esther by George Frideric Handel and was invited to Dresden for J.S. Bach's Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244). In 2011, he participated in a scenic performance of Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) in Bonn. Recitative in the great Baroque Passions and other sacred works form an emphasis in his musical work. Since 2014, he sings Lute songs of John Dowland and Air du Cours in collaboration with Johannes Zinc (lute).

Thomas Klose has many years of experience as a teacher of singing, both in individual lessons and in choral vocal training. He currently lives in Bonn, Germany.

Source: Thomas Klose Website & Facebook profile, English translation by Aryeh Oron (December 2016)
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Aryeh Oron (December 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Karin Freist-Wissing


BWV 245 [2nd, 2011, DVD, Evangelist]

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Thomas Klose - Tenor (Official Website)
Thomas Klose on Facebook


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