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In addition to being a professional singer, Donald Wilkinson is also a serious birdwatcher. A long-time member and leader for the Brookline Bird Club of Massachusetts, Don will be leading a series of out of state birding trips.

Please click here to access his birding tours website.

American bass-baritone Donald Wilkinson is celebrating his 31st year as a professional singer and member of Emmanuel Music and the Handel and Haydn Society. For 25 years he has been a soloist and ensemble member of the Boston Camerata under the direction of Joel Cohen and Anne Azema. He has enjoyed a distinguished career in concert, opera, oratorio, recital, and contemporary music, and has appeared throughout the US and Canada.

Mr. Wilkinson made his European debut performing the role of Dionysos in the world premiere of Theodore Antoniou's opera, The Bacchae, at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Since then, he has appeared in Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Sweden, Germany, France, England, and Holland. He has performed under such acclaimed conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Craig Smith, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, Ryan Turner, Grant Llewellyn, Christopher Hogwood, Gil Rose, and Oliver Knussen.

Mr. Wilkinson's discography includes Ned Rorem's soon-to-be-released Our Town on BMOP Sound; the role of President Abraham Lincoln in the world premiere recording of Eric Sawyer's Our American Cousin, also on BMOP Sound; the title role on the internationally acclaimed Johnny Johnson by Kurt Weill on Erato Disques; and John Harbison's Recordare on Koch International Classics. Mr. Wilkinson was a recipient of a Tanglewood fellowship. He teaches voice at Phillips Academy, Andover and currently resides in Nahant, MA. Mr. Wilkinson is the founder and Artistic Director of the Nahant Music Festival, which presented its inaugural season in June 2014.


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