The Chorus of Kent County
NICHOLAS R. LAROCHE, is quickly establishing himself as a new voice upon the concert stage and at the conductor’s pulpit. Nicholas has been a featured soloist in many oratorio and opera engagements, highlights including the Bach B Minor Mass and St John Passion, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s The Creation, Britten’s Albert Herring and The Rape of Lucretia, Poulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites and Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte. Nicholas has performed solo and choral repertoire with many area ensembles including Schola Cantorum of Boston, The Ecclesia Consort, RICCO, the Providence Singers, Capella Nova Mundi and Collegium Ancora. As an avid recitalist, Mr. Laroche has produced and performed numerous, well- received solo concerts throughout the New England area and abroad, including in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Vienna and Salzburg, among others.
Nicholas holds a M.M. from McGill University and a B.M. from The University of New Hampshire, both in Solo Voice Performance. In recent years, Nicholas has been the Director of Music Ministry at Blessed Sacrament Church in Providence and Music Director of the Pawtuxet Valley Community Chorus in West Warwick, as well as an adjunct voice faculty member at Rhode Island College, where he was also the conductor and director of the Rhode Island College Men’s Chorus. In 2016, Nicholas took on the Music Director role with the Chorus of Kent County. Outside of music, Mr. Laroche is currently the Human Resources Manager for Priority Management Group in Pawtucket, RI.