Derrick Thompson: Spirituals

Derrick Thompson: Spirituals
Title: Spirituals
Label: CD Baby

Derrick L. Thompson, baritone, is a native of Madison Heights, Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music with an emphasis in vocal music education from Lynchburg College, where he studied in the studio of Dr. Jong Hyun Kim, and a Master of Arts degree in music from Morgan State University, where he studied in the studio of Mr. Vincent Dion Stringer.  Mr. Thompson made his professional debut in 2007 with the Opera on the James as the Duke in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, and he is an active recitalist, chamber musician, and operatic performer. His most recent performances include bass soloist in Handel's Messiah,  Ben in Menotti's The Telephone, Prince Torado in Dunbar's Dream Lovers, bass soloist for Beethoven's Mass in C Major, King Balthazzar and the Page in Amahl and the Night Visitors and more. Mr. Thompson made his Maryland debut in November 2008 as the baritone soloist for the world premiere of the oratorio, The Chartered Course, celebrating the 300th Anniversary of the City of Annapolis. Mr. Thompson has studied and performed under some of the worlds greatest performers, conductors and educators including: leading female conductor, Marin Alsop, of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; Maestro Francesco Milioto, visiting conductor for Opera on the James; and British Maestro, Nicholas Smith, of the Beijing International Festival Chorus, just to name a few. Mr. Thompson spent his 2010-2011 season as the artistic director of the Tianjin Concert Hall's Mulan Children's Choir (China) and also made his debut as a soloist with the International Festival Chorus (Beijing) and Peking Sinfonetta in Handel's Messiah. In April he returned to the stage in his role debut as Jesus/Bass Soloist in Bach'sSt. Johannes Passion. Mr. Thompson also taught private voice lessons while in China having two young students placing first and second place in the Hong Kong Young Artist Competition.

1.1 Steal Away to Heaven (Feat. Susie Thomas)
1.2 Honor! Honor! (Feat. Susie Thomas)
1.3 Deep River (Feat. Susie Thomas)
1.4 Were You There? (Feat. Susie Thomas)
1.5 He's Got the Whole World in His Hand (Feat. Susie Thomas)
1.6 Don't Feel No Ways Tired (Feat. Susie Thomas)
1.7 The Lord's Prayer (Feat. Susie Thomas)
1.8 My Tribute (To God Be the Glory) [Feat. Tony Dickerson]

Derrick Thompson: Spirituals

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