The American baritone, Larry Edward Vote, is the Music Director of the Maryland Shakespeare Festival, and Associate Professor of Music and Director of Vocal Activities at the St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
An accomplished vocal soloist and conductor, Larry Edward Vote has performed throughout the USA and Europe. A specialist in the performing style of the 18th century, he has appeared with the Pro Musica Rara, Wondrous Machine, and the Delft Cantata Baroque Orchestra, Holland. In 1980 he performed as baritone soloist in the USA’s first performance of Messiah with authentic instruments. He is musical advisor and performer with InterAct, a Washington D.C. based music and theatre group. As a member of the Tidewater Ensemble he has been heard in concerts in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jordan Hall in Boston, and the Arena di Verona in Italy. Of his performances with Voices of the Golden Age, the Washington Post noted that ‘his reverberant reading of Bouvard’s Le Temple de Bchus filled this aria with so much nobility and fervor that some real life thunderbolts outside seemed anticlimactic’.