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Conductor, arranger, and pianist, Tim Harbold is a Professor of Music and Choral Director at Wheaton College in Norton, MA, where he has conducted the Wheaton Chorale and Chamber Singers since 1995 in repertoire ranging from classical masterworks to world folk songs, spirituals, and jazz. Under his direction, Wheaton’s choirs have performed in master classes with Simon Carrington, the King’s Singers, Rockapella, and Take 6. Harbold also directs the Oure Pleasure Singers, an advanced chamber choir in Attleboro, MA with an eclectic repertoire and a devotion to the joy of serious music making. Harbold’s arrangements of spirituals and folk songs have been premiered by groups such as the New England Conservatory Chorus and Chamber Singers and are published by Hinshaw Music, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and E.C. Schirmer. As a pianist, Mr. Harbold specializes in American song, performing regularly with vocalist Valerie Anastasio, most recently in a new show: In the Mood: A Time Capsule of Classics from 1939. The duo have paired with Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner to create several popular shows that have toured New England and New York. Their CD tribute to Noel Coward and Cole Porter, Noel & Cole: Together With Music, was lauded by Billboard for its charming, enthusiastic pairing of songwriting greats. Their second show, Fred & Ethel: Great Songs of Astaire and Merman, was selected by Bay Windows as a Top 10 cabaret event in 2000 and nominated for an IRNE award for Best Cabaret 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.