Tim Harbold

Director of Gospel Choir • (he/him)

Old South's Gospel Choir is directed by Tim Harbold, Professor of Music and Choral Director at Wheaton College in Norton, MA. Tim has conducted the Wheaton Chorale and Chamber Singers since 1995 in repertoire ranging from classical masterworks to world folk songs, spirituals, and jazz. Throughout his career, Tim has had a love of gospel music. At Wheaton his choirs collaborate frequently with gospel artists such as Donnell Patterson, Jonathan Singleton, Phillip Woods, and Horace Clarence Boyer. In addition Tim has directed Gospel Choirs at the United Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain, at UMass Dartmouth, and now at Old South Church, where the gospel choir recently performed for Gov. Baker, Senators Warren and Markey, and Mayor Walsh at the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast. Harbold’s arrangements of spirituals and folk songs have been performed by all-state choruses, premiered by groups such as the New England Conservatory Chorus, and published by Hinshaw Music, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and E.C. Schirmer. As a pianist, Mr. Harbold specializes in American song, performing frequently with vocalist Valerie Anastasio. The duo have paired with Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner to create several shows celebrating Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Irving Berlin and other composers. Performed throughout New England and New York, these shows resulted in several CDs and a nomination for Best Cabaret performance by the Independent Reviewers of New England. Mr. Harbold studied music at Williams College, and conducting at New England Conservatory, where he was a student of Tamara Brooks and an Assistant to Lorna DeVaron.