Patricia Thompson
Mezzo-soprano
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. Patricia proudly made her Carnegie Hall solo debut singing Messiah with the Master Works Chorus of New Jersey. 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 Standchen. She is a member of the Spire Chamber Ensemble of Kansas City, and is the featured “girl singer” with the thundering Cats Big Band. Patricia holds degrees from St. Olaf College (BM) and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (MM and DM), and is an Associate Professor of Music at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. When Patricia is not singing or teaching young singers, you can find her in her community garden plot growing tomatoes or at home spoiling her cats Pandora(Abyssinian), Tigger (Manx), and Esme (Exotic Short Hair).