JOHN T.K. SCHERCH

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Praised for his "outstanding, resonant bass" by Opera News and for his "sepulchral and frightening" tone by DC Metro Theater Arts, John T.K. Scherch recently performed in Washington Post music critic Anne Midgette's #1 performance of 2018, Viva V.E.R.D.I.: The Promised End, a show that juxtaposed text from King Lear with the Verdi Requiem, with The In Series. He was the bass soloist in Harford Choral Society's performance of Bach's Magnificat and will sing the bass solos in Bach's Cantata 49 and 32 with Bach in Baltimore, and will also appear in the role of Vasily Sobakin in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's The Tsar's Bride with Bel Cantanti Opera in May. Last summer, John appeared in the title role of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado with the Young Victorian Theatre Company; his other Baltimore appearances on stage include principal roles in Francesco Cavalli's La Calisto, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, and Kurt Weill's Street Scene with Peabody Conservatory. John is the evening announcer on WBJC, where he hosts the all-request Listener's Choice program Friday evenings and runs First Impression, a convenient, centralized location on the internet for new music in and associated with Baltimore.