Patricia Thompson
Mezzo-soprano
2021 brings Patricia’s 15th season at the Carmel Bach Festival. Patricia has been a soloist with many Bach Societies around the USA; she often performs on the Hale Library Concert Series programming music from Gesualdo to Argento. She was a member of the Dale Warland Singers, and soloist on the award-winning recordings Cathedral Classics and December Stillness. Patricia is a founding member of Luminous Voices, Calgary’s professional choir (Canada), and soloist on several of their recordings, including Copland’s In the Beginning, and Schubert’s Ständchen, which won Choral Canada’s Album of the Year for 2016. In 2020 Luminous Voices’ recording Sea Dreams was nominated for a Juno Award.

Patricia is also a member of the Spire Chamber Ensemble of Kansas City, bringing in musicians from around the USA. She is the featured “girl singer” with the Thundering Cats Big Band and self-published a jazz album It’s Only Natural. Her voice has been described as “like pouring the smoothest cream over a chocolate praline...”

Patricia holds Voice Performance degrees from St. Olaf College (BM) and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (MM and DM). She is an Associate Professor of Music (Voice) at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS