Berkshire Choral International

Patrick T. Waters


Patrick (B.M. Manhattan School of Music; M.S.M. Boston University) holds degrees in composition, conducting and sacred music, with additional studies in piano and vocal performance. He has studied conducting with Dr. Ann Howard Jones, Bruce Hangen, Robert Isaacs, and Paul Brantley, and has worked in master classes with John Alexander, Jane Glover, Frank Nemhauser, and Kathy Saltzman Romey. He has completed coursework pursuing the Performance Diploma in voice at Boston University, studying with James Demler. He has participated in Berkshire Choral Festival since 2009, first as a conducting apprentice, later joining the faculty as staff instructor; in 2009, he was a featured soloist in the Festival’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil.

Patrick performs regularly with Cambridge Concentus, earning acclaim with the group in their landmark performance of Haydn’s Mariazellermesse at Boston University’s Haydn & Landon Musicology Conference in 2009, and in his critically lauded performance of Bach’s cantata Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben in 2011.  He has performed with the Bermuda Chamber Choir to high praise as a soloist (Mass in C, Beethoven; Messiah, Handel; Oratorio de Noel, Saint-Saëns) and has joined semi-staged productions with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project (A Midsummer Marriage, Tippett; Four Saints in Three Acts, V. Thomson) and the Boston Youth Symphony (Rigoletto, Tosca). He also appears frequently with the Back Bay Chorale (Carmina Burana, Handel's Saul) and the Handel and Haydn Society. Patrick has collaborated with Music at Boston University Marsh Chapel as a member of the music staff since 2009, and returns to BCI for the sixth year as a faculty member in Boston.

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