Klaus Georg, voice
Tenor Klaus Georg specializes in oratorio and concert work spanning several centuries. He has appeared as soloist with many prestigious groups, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (St. John Passion and Serenade to Music,) the Grant Park Music Festival (MacMillan The Quickening,) and Music of the Baroque (St. John Passion, Israel in Egypt, Dixit Dominus, and Judas Maccabeus.) His performance of Monteverdi’s Mentre vaga angioletta with Music of the Baroque was described by Chicago Classical Review as bringing “impressive flair to the swirling melismas.”
A native speaker of German, Dr. Georg considers Bach’s Evangelist roles, especially those of the St. John and St. Matthew Passions, as central to his repertoire. He also frequently appears in the tenor solos of the major Handel oratorios and the Masses of Mozart.
A highlight of the 2015 summer season was Dr. Georg’s last-minute appearance stepping in as one of four soloists in MacMillan’s The Quickening under the direction of Carlos Kalmar at the Grant Park Music Festival with less than a week’s notice. The concert was an audience and critical success. Dr. Georg is also active in modern and contemporary music, with recent engagements including Mason Bates’ Sirens with MusicNOW and the soundtrack of 2001: A Space Odyssey as part of CSO’s At the Movies series.
Dr. Georg also serves as section leader in the Chicago Symphony Chorus and sings with the Grant Park Music Festival Chorus and with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. A graduate of Northwestern University’s DMA program, Dr. Georg has served on the faculty of Loyola University Chicago since 2012, having previously taught at Carthage College and the Merit School of Music.