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Described by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a dignified and beautiful singer, bass-baritone Paul Max Tipton enjoys an active career in opera, oratorio, and chamber music. Mr. Tipton’s repertoire ranges from Schütz and Monteverdi to Britten and Bolcom, with his interpretations of Bach’s passions being acclaimed in particular for their strength and sensitivity. He has recently appeared with the symphonies of San Antonio, Grand Rapids, Lincoln, and Stamford CT, with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and with the New York Philharmonic as part of their first Bach Festival. He has been a soloist with Conspirare (Austin), Bach Collegium San Diego, TENET, Ars Lyrica (Houston), New Trinity Baroque (Atlanta), and the Oregon Bach Festival, and is the baritone soloist on the 2012 Grammy-nominated recording of Brahms’s Requiem with Seraphic Fire (Miami). Recent engagements include Britten’s War Requiem, Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, Bloch’s Sacred Service, the title role in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the Station Master in Paul Crabtree’s The Ghost Train, and all of Bach’s motets with the Bach Collegium Japan. Mr. Tipton is a graduate of Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music, where he was mentored by tenor James Taylor, and of the University of Michigan School of Music, where hs studied with George Shirley and Luretta Bybee. In 2012 Mr. Tipton was made a Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson Fellow at Emmanuel Music.