Tom Crawford, countertenor & baritone
Long a familiar face in Chicago’s early music community, Tom Crawford has just recently moved to Austin and is excited to be performing with TEMP. Tom is equally at home singing countertenor and baritone, and some of his recent notable performances include the role of Ixion in Haymarket Opera’s production of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s La Déscente d’Orphée aux Enfers, which the New York Times called “finely played, carefully sung, lovingly detailed,” and two sets of performances of the Cantigas de Santa Maria with The Newberry Consort. Tom is a regular member of the acclaimed ensemble Schola Antiqua of Chicago, whose 2011 recording The Kings of Tharsis was called “a great addition to anyone’s collection…the musicality and sound are beyond question” by Early Music America. In 2010, Tom founded the vocal ensemble King Solomon’s Singers, devoted to the performance of Renaissance polyphony and chant; the ensemble will release its second recording, devoted to the music of Francisco Guerrero and Thomas Crecquillon, late this year. In his other life, Tom is an astrophysicist.