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Kevin D. Skelton (Tenor)

Born: July 22, 1978 - Kelowna, B.C., Canada

The Canadian tenor, Kevin D. Skelton, holds graduate degrees in voice, conducting, and musicology having studied at the University of Toronto, Indiana University, and Oxford University. He is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

Kevin D. Skelton has performed on five continents with a wide array of musical ensembles. With a voice and musical sensitivity particularly suited to early music, he specialises in 17th-century repertoire, French Baroque opera, and the Bach Evangelist roles. In Toronto, he has sung as a soloist with all the major early music ensembles including the Toronto Consort, Toronto Chamber Choir, Aradia Ensemble, Opera Atelier, and Tafelmusik. Further a field, he has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, La Fenice, L'Arpeggiata, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Nederlandse Bachvereniging, New Chamber Opera, and the Choir of New College, Oxford.

Kevin D. Skelton is also artistic director of the musical collective VoxÆterna, which he founded in 1999, and was a founding member of solo-vocal ensemble Vox Luminis. With these ensembles he has worked extensively as a singer and director, having had great success internationally in numerous festivals and competitions. Additional work as a conductor includes work with the National Youth Choir of Canada, Pro Arte Singers, and the Indiana University Children's Choir performing at Carnegie Hall. More recently Kevin has worked as assistant director with the World Chamber Choir, and presented numerous workshops at international conferences.

On recordings, Kevin D. Skelton can be heard as a soloist with the World Chamber Choir (Dynamic), World Youth Choir (Carus-Verlag), Brabant Ensemble (Signum), Toronto Consort (Marquis), and the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir (CBC Records).

Source: Vox Aeterna (March 2007); The Artist (March 2008)
Contributed by
Sebastian Wesley - Vox Aeterna administration (March 2007); Kevin D. Skelton (March 2008)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Ivars Taurins

Tenor

BWV 227 [w/ Tafelmusik]

Jos van Veldhoven

Tenor

Member of Nederlandse Bachvereniging:
Video:
BWV 130, BWV 146

Ko Zwanenburg

Tenor

Video: BWV 96

Links to other Sites

Kevin D. Skelton, Tenor (Official Website)
Vox Aeterna
Tafelmusik Orchestra and Choir

De Nederlandse Bachvereniging
The Toronto Consort
Opera Atelier

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