A resonant singer with unique evenness in register, baritone Kerry Wilkerson has been described by the Washington Post as an ‘exuberant’ performer, having the “amber tone of a lyric baritone with the imposing weight demanded by Handel’s low-lying writing”. He made his Carnegie Hall début in June 2017 to rave reviews as a baritone soloist in the Vaughan Williams Sancta Civitas. His solo concert career has taken him up and down the east coast performing renowned oratorios and recitals. Recent engagements for Wilkerson include Raleigh in Roberto Devereux with Washington Concert Opera, Benoit/ Alcindoro in La bohème with Northern Lights Music Festival, soloist in Verdi’s Requiem with the North Carolina Master Chorale, and concerts with the Artist Series of Sarasota, Choral Artists of Sarasota, and Strathmore’s Music at the Mansion. Upcoming engagements include Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle with Washington Master Chorale.
In past seasons, Mr. Wilkerson performed as baritone soloist in Opera Roanoke’s gala concert as well as in recital with his wife Danielle Talamantes; Handel’s Messiah with National Symphony Orchestra, United Methodist Church, and La Jolla Symphony; Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with American University; Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with Spokane Symphony; Kodály’s Te Deum with Oregon Music Festival; Bach’s Mass in B minor with The City Choir of Washington; Faure’s Requiem with Eugene Concert Choir; Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Choralis; Duruflé’s Requiem and Mozart’s Requiem for The Washington Chorus; as well as Einhorn’s Voices of Light with the National Philharmonic.. [read more...]
“..a commanding performance…” – Register Guard
Verdi's Requiem – "Wilkerson’s best moment came in the Libera Me where his clarity of tone and diction and impeccable technique combined for a commanding performance."