William Watson - Tenor
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Career Highlights

Critically acclaimed Bach Evangelist. Tenor soloist with major orchestras including Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Montreal, Milwaukee and Mexico's National Symphony. Soloist with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theater, Cleveland Opera, Palm Beach Opera, and three seasons in the German/Austrian opera theater system. Soloist with major concert presenters such as Music of the Baroque, Carmel Bach, Bethlehem Bach, New York Oratorio Society and Boston Baroque.

A Little About Myself

Tenor William Watson has been teaching voice for twenty years, including eleven years at Northern Illinois University. He has also taught at Northwestern University and Loyola University Chicago. Mr. Watson has taught voice to high- school students at Glenbrook North and Plainfield North high schools. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in music at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, where he studied voice with Dr. Richard Sjoerdsma, currently editor of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Journal of Singing. Mr. Watson studied further at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.
William Watson - Tenor
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Evangelist in Bach’s St. John Passion

(with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony and

Philharmonic Choir)

But there is no doubt that the St. John Passion hinges on the part of the Evangelist, and William Watson performed a tour de force interpretation. Possessing an ethereal voice which borders on the sound and range of a counter-tenor (though he never uses a falsetto), Watson was the lynchpin of this performance. The voice is so arresting, the delivery so compelling, it mesmerized the audience.

-The Record

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