M. Patrick Kane
tenor, oboe, flute
Boston, MA

M. Patrick Kane

was born in Woonsocket, RI, where he first made music with his mother, who plays piano.  He’s been singing and playing instruments as far back as he can remember.  In 2000, he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in Music Performance on the oboe.  After moving to Seattle, Mr. Kane played with many of the area’s top community groups, including the Northwest Mahler Festival, Orchestra Seattle, and the Cascadian Wind Quintet.  As a solo vocalist, he appeared with the Seattle Choral Company, Saint Mark's Cathedral Choir, and Seattle Pro Musica, with whom he made a number of recordings.  Since returning to Boston in 2005, he has focused primarily on singing. He has appeared as a soloist in numerous productions of Handel's Messiah throughout New England, as well as in works such as Haydn's Creation, Mozart’s Requiem, and several of Bach's cantatas.  Mr. Kane has enjoyed an ecumenically varied career around Boston, holding positions at All Saints Ashmont, Temple Shalom (West Newton), the Church of the Redeemer (Chestnut Hill), and the Church of the Advent. Secularly, he has appeared as a professional chorister with  Seraphim Singers under Jennifer Lester, Copley Singers under Brian Jones, and Nashoba Valley Chorale under Anne Watson Born.  He currently sings as a professional section leader with the Commonwealth Chorale under David Carrier and Capella Alamire under Peter Urquhart.  Instrumentally, he substitutes frequently with the Brookline Symphony and the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra.