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Baritone Thomas McCargar (called “gripping” by the New York Times, and described as singing with “calm fluidity” by the Washington Post) has established himself as both a soloist and sought-after ensemble singer in New York City and around the United States. Notable performances include singing the role of Evangelist in Ginastera’s Turbae ad Passionem Gregorianam with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street at Carnegie Hall; Jacob Cooper’s Ripple the Sky at the Kennedy Center; Steve Reich’s Three Tales with Ensemble Signal at the Walt Disney Concert Hall; a recital of American Art Song at the Princeton University Art Museum; Evangelist quartet bass in Pärt’s Passio with the Choir of Trinity Wall Street; singing the role of Bucinsky in Dvořák’s Dimitrij at the Bard Summerscape Festival; Reich Richter Pärt at The Shed; Bryce Dessner’s international tour of Triptych: Eyes of One on Another with Roomful of Teeth; and Du Yun’s Angel’s Bone (2017 Pulitzer Prize), Missy Mazzoli’s Breaking the Waves and Ellen Reid’s Prism (2019 Pulitzer Prize) with the Prototype Festival.

As an ensemble singer, Thomas is a 13-year member of the acclaimed Choir of Trinity Wall Street, and performs regularly with Grammy Award-winning Roomful of Teeth. He has also performed with the New York Virtuoso Singers, Pomerium, Seraphic Fire, Spire, Musica Sacra, TENET, VOX Vocal Ensemble, Manhattan Chorale, Antioch, Voices of Ascension, Early Music New York, Yale Choral Artists, and Meridionalis.

Other highlights include touring the world with Chanticleer; performing with Kanye West at the Hollywood Bowl for his two 808’s and Heartbreak concerts; appearing with Andrea Bocelli during NBC’s 2015 broadcast of Christmas in Rockefeller Center; and singing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” with The Rolling Stones at the Barclay’s Center during their “50 and Counting” tour. He can also be heard on recent GRAMMY Award-nominated recordings Christopher Cerrone: The Pieces That Fall To Earth (2020) and Luna Pearl Woolf: Fire and Flood (2021).