Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Tim Harbold

Tim Harbold

Associate Professor of Music and Choral Director, Music Department Chair

M.M., New England Conservatory
B.A., Williams College

Main Interests

Choral conducting; diverse choral repertoire, including gospel, world folk musics, and pop; choral arranging; cabaret and art song; performance of Gershwin-era song

Selected Publications, Creative Work, or Performances


Wheaton College Chorale and Chamber Singers

  • Performances with Visiting Artists: Donnell Patterson (Gospel music, 2013, 2009), Celia Malheiros (Brazilian jazz, March 2012), Phillip Woods (Gospel music, March 2011), The Orchid Ensemble (Mandarin and Taiwanese music, October 2007); Valerie Naranjo (African and Native American Music, October, 2006)
  • Master Classes:  Rockapella (October 2010) The King's Singers (February 2008); Take 6 (February 2006)
  • Wheaton Choral Festival with guest conductor Simon Carrington (February 2007)
  • Tour: Bologna, Florence, Rome (March, 2001)
  • Collaborations: New England Conservatory Camerata, Coro Citta di Roma, The Oure Pleasure Singers, The Seraphim Singers, Tufts University, Eastern Nazarene College, Bridgewater State College, UMass Dartmouth

Major works 

  • Bach, Magnificat BWV 243
  • Bach, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Cantata 61)
  • Bach, Wachet auf (Cantata 140)
  • Barber, Reincarnations
  • Beethoven, Mass in C
  • Bernstein, Chichester Psalms
  • Britten, Ceremony of Carols
  • Britten, Rejoice in the Lamb
  • Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem
  • Brahms, Liebeslieder
  • Brahms, Zigeunerlieder
  • Corrigliano, Fern Hill
  • Dove, The Passing of the Year
  • Fauré, Requiem
  • Handel, Messiah, Part I
  • Haydn, Missa Brevis Saint Joannis de Deo
  • Haydn, Missa in Tempore Belli
  • Haydn, Te Deum for the Empress Marie Therese
  • Haydn, Theresa Mass
  • Harbold, Song of My Heart
  • Mozart, Requiem
  • Mozart, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore
  • Orff, Carmina Burana
  • Persichetti, Flower Songs
  • Pinkham, Christmas Cantata
  • Poulenc, Chansons Françaises
  • Ramirez, Navidad Nuestra
  • Ravel, Trois Chansons
  • Schubert, Mass in G
  • Susa, Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest
  • Tallis, Spem in alium
  • Thompson, Frostiana
  • Vivaldi, Gloria
  • Vivaldi, Magnificat

The Oure Pleasure Singers

The Oure Pleasure Singers are an advanced amateur chamber choir of 20 singers based in Attleboro, MA. The group is 25 years old and has distinguished itself locally as an excellent auditioned community chorus.


  • Cum Novo Cantico: Christmas Verses in New Light (December 2007)



  • Marchin' to Zion Santa Barbara Music Publishing, 2012
  • I' Been in the Storm (from Three Spirituals)  E.C. Schirmer, 1995
  • I Want Jesus to Walk with Me (from Three Spirituals)  E.C. Schirmer, 1995
  • Somebody Knockin' at Your Door (from Three Spirituals)  E.C. Schirmer, 1995
Performers include: New England Conservatory Chorus, New England Conservatory Camerata, Longy School of Music Chorus, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Colby College Choir, Concord Chamber Singers, Mississippi State University, Forest City Singers

Recordings: American Repertory Chorus, Colby College Chorale, Concord Chamber Singers, Loose Cannon Chorale

Other Compositions:
Down by the Sally Garden for unaccompanied SATB chorus
Go! Tell It on the Mountain 
for SATB chorus and piano
This Little Light of Mine 
for unaccompanied SATB chorus, with optional piano
The Water's Wide for unaccompanied SATB chorus
O Holy Night gospel arrangement for SATB chorus and piano
Come Rain or Come Shine for unaccompanied SSAATB chorus
Ding Dong! Merrily on High for SATB chorus and brass quartet or organ
Motherless Child for unaccompanied SATB chorus
Shout for Joy (from South Carolina Sea Island Spirituals) for unaccompanied SATB chorus
Song of My Heart texts by Elizabeth Wright Shippee, for SSATB chorus and wind quintet
Wade in the Water for SATB chorus and piano

Arrangements for specific occasions:
Star-Spangled Banner / America the Beautiful for SATB chorus
Wheaton Alma Mater for SATB chorus
Wheaton Hymn for SATB chorus

Web site: timharbold.com



Valerie Anastasio & Tim Harbold: Give 'em the Oo-La-La  valerieandtim.com, 2013

Marching along with Time: Songs by Irving Berlin 1935-1945  Oakton Recordings, 2012

  • Talkin’ Broadway, October 2012: “The album comes off like a musicale, a salon evening of old friends entertaining around a piano… It's about the songs being in the spotlight …Albums like this prove that Irving Berlin's songs are still-interesting products of their time, like revealing snapshots capturing a moment in history. And some are indeed timeless.”

Fred and Ethel: Great Songs of Astaire and Merman Oakton Recordings, 2008

Noel & Cole: Together with Music Oakton Recordings, 2000

  • Billboard Magazine, September 29, 2000: "A charming, enthusiastic pairing of two
    songwriters whose like, unfortunately, the musical theater will never produce again."
  • Show Music, Winter 2000: "a felicitous pairing all around" "a quite likeable recording"
  • Reached Amazon.com Top 100 Cabaret list in September 2000

Recordings available at valerieandtim.com


The following three shows were produced by American classics, and created and performed by the "Smart Set" of Benjamin Sears, Bradford Conner, Valerie Anastasio and Tim Harbold.  Arrangements and adaptations by Tim Harbold and Bradford Conner.

Marching Along with Time:  Songs by Irving Berlin 1935-1945

  • Conference performance at 1935: The Reality and the Promise, Hofstra University, April 8, 2011
  • Performances at Wheaton College (September 15, 2012), Follen Church, Lexington (February 22, 2013) and Longy School of Music (February 24, 2013)
Fred and Ethel: Great Songs of Astaire and Merman
  • Performance venues include: Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Scullers Jazz Club, Boston; Chatham Drama Guild, Chatham, MA; Wheaton College, Norton, MA
  • Performances at Follen Church, Lexington (November 8, 2008) and Longy School of Music (November 16, 2008); Performance of excerpts on WERS Radio Standing Room Only (November 1, 2008)
  • Selected by Bay Windows as one of the Top 10 Cabaret events of 2000 "A madcap evening of vaudeville and old-fashioned crooning that remind us what a great legacy we have inherited in the Great American Songbook. In the hands of this foursome Fred & Ethel is a flawlessly constructed show."
  • Nominated for an IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award in the Ensemble Cabaret category, 2001, 2004

Noël Coward & Cole Porter: Together With Music

  • Music of Noël Coward and Cole Porter, created for Coward Centenary
  • Over 25 performances throughout New England
  • Sold out shows at Scullers Jazz Club (Sept. 5, 1999, Sept. 6, 2000)
  • Sold out show at Don't Tell Mama, New York, NY (May 23, 2001)
  • Classics in the Morning, WGBH broadcast (Dec. 8, 1999)
  • Additional venues: Chatham Drama Guild, Chatham, MA; Worcester County Light Opera, Worcester, MA; Leavitt Pavillion, Westport, CT; University of Maine, Machias, ME; Williams College, Williamstown, MA; Middletown Library, Middletown, CT; Wheaton College, Norton, MA; University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Jerome Kern - All the Things You Are

Concert performance of She's a Good Fellow (1919), plus other Kern favorites
Produced by American Classics
Tim Harbold, Music Director and Pianist

  • Performances at Follen Church, Lexington (November 10, 2006) and Longy School of Music (November 12, 2006)
  • Performance of excerpts on WERS Radio Standing Room Only (November 4, 2006)
Cabaret Duo with Valerie Anastasio
  • Featured on Ron Della Chiesa's Jazz Songbook, WGBH Radio, (Mar. 20, 2005), performing
    "Everybody Step," title track from CD recording Everybody Step: Irving Berlin's Music Box Revues
  • The Valerieville Circus and Parade of Curious Songs, show featuring songwriters Cole Porter, Fats Waller, Fred Astaire, Charles Ives, E. Y. Harburg & Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart, Richard Maltby & David Shire, Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, and more (Wheaton College, October 5, 2005, Old South Church, Boston, October 7, 2005)
  • Songs and Singers: Irving Berlin's Music for the Films of Astaire and Crosby, concert in American Classics Series, Longy School of Music (February 23, 2003)
  • Highlighted in cover article of the Boston Globe Calendar section, (with Valerie pictured on cover) (February 26, 1998)
  • Featured in the Blacksmith House Cabaret Connection Series (February 1997, February 1998)
  • Featured in the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston American Music Concerts (August, 1997)
    Additional performances with Anastasio, Sears and Conner
  • Featured in MFA for the Holidays, Boston Museum of Fine Arts (December, 2007)