Andrew Skoog, tenor, made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall as tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Rutter, internationally acclaimed composer and conductor. He returned to Carnegie Hall in 2005 as tenor soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana, with Andrew Litton and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Skoog has also sung with the American Symphony Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. In demand for orchestral engagements, Skoog made his international debut in 2006 singing Carmina Burana with the Bergen Philharmonic in Bergen, Norway. Critics hail him as ideal in Carmina Burana because of his "full, lyric delivery in the demanding, high tessitura," which he has also performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Toledo Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Albany Symphony, Bangor Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Tulsa Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Midland Symphony and Valley Symphony Orchestras.
Engagements this season include two performances of Carmina Burana with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Haydn’s Creation with the Knoxville Handel Society and Puccini’s Turandot with Knoxville Opera where he will appear in the role of Pong.
Sought after for Messiah, Skoog recently performed this work with the Duke University Chapel Choir and Symphony Orchestra, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and with numerous orchestras throughout the United States. He also has performed Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn's Elijah with the Choral Society of Durham at Duke University, Franck’s Die Sieben Worte Jesu am Kreuz, Rossini's Stabat Mater and Petite Messe Solonnelle, Beethoven's Christus am Ölberge and Mass in C Major, and Dvorak's Mass in D.
Skoog is recognized for his moving performances of the Evangelist in Bach's St. Matthew Passion, which he sang most recently with the Midland-Odessa Symphony. Other orchestral appearances include Mozart’s Requiem with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Verdi's Requiem with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Dallas, Corpus Christi, Victoria, and East Texas Symphony Orchestras. He appeared for two seasons at the OK Mozart International Festival, and as tenor soloist with the Canterbury Choral Society in Bruckner's Te Deum and Mozart's Coronation Mass. Mr. Skoog’s passionate, artistic performances of Benjamin Britten works have attracted attention, with praise for his recent performances of the Canticles, Abraham and Isaac with the Dallas Opera Project, and Saint Nicolas with members of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Skoog currently serves as Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Tennessee and Director of Music at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church.