Praised for his “amusing" and "eloquently versatile voice" (Boston Music Intelligencer), baritone
David Thomas Mather embraces a wide body of repertoire, including early Baroque, German Lieder,
and musical theatre, drawing inspiration from classical and contemporary styles in his singing.
A professional chorister in Boston, David sings regularly with groups including Emmanuel Music, the Boston Camerata, Boston Opera Collaborative, and the BYSO, among others. In addition, he holds a bass section leader position at Trinity Church in Copley Square. He has given concerts for audiences in North America and Europe, performing at venues including the Notre Dame Cathedral and La Madeleine in Paris. Other chorus credits include appearances with Lowell House Opera, the Utah Symphony Chorus, and the Grand Teton Music Festival Chorus.
David enjoys an active solo career, most recently featured in Handel's Messiah, BWV 106 and John Eccles' Macbeth with the Henry Purcell Society of Boston. He is thrilled to be making his debut with New England-based art song performance group Calliope's Call in April, and with the Newburyport Choral Society singing the bass solos in Orff's Carmina Burana under the baton of Ryan Turner in early May. His opera credits include the titular role and the Sailor in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro, Le Roi/Le Surintendent in Massenet's Cendrillon, Frank Maurrant in Street Scene, and Friedrich Bhaer in Little Women. Other staged productions include Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Pirelli), Sister Act, Young Frankenstein (Frederick), Company (Robert), SPAMALOT!, The Addams Family Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Beauty and the Beast. Mr. Mather has been featured in masterclasses with early music specialists Joel Frederiksen, Anne Azéma, and Ryan Turner, as well as Broadway icons Laura Bell Bundy, Alice Ripley, Laura Osnes, and Marla Mindelle. He has been pleased to work collaboratively with modern opera composers like Christopher Theofanidis, Mark Adamo, and Bright Sheng, as well as premiere pieces by Jennifer Higdon, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and Jonathan David.
Mr. Mather holds a BM in Vocal Performance with a Minor in Theatre from DePauw University, a Master of Music degree in Historical Performance, Voice and a Graduate Performance Diploma in Chamber Music from the Longy School of Music of Bard College. When he isn't singing, you can find him doing theater tech at Symphony Hall, playing puzzle and board games, and mixing cocktails at home. He currently studies with baritone Tyler Duncan.