Specializing in sacred music as diverse as classical, art song, African-American spirituals, and Appalachian laments, sacred tenor-baritone Kim Cooney has sung as a guest artist at some 1,000 worship, memorial, concert and theatre events from Canada to Mexico, Hawaii to New Zealand, Ireland to Brazil (2017), S.F. to St. Louis, L.A. to Atlanta and District of Columbia. Theater roles include Ewert (Music Man), Freddy (My Fair Lady), Head Chef (Cinderella), Tommy (Brigadoon), Frank (Annie Get Your Gun) and Grimwig (Oliver!).Operetta roles include Pirelli (Sweeney Todd), Old Deuteronomy (Cats), First Yeomen (Yeomen of the Guard), and scenes from 1776, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Jeykll & Hyde. Opera roles: Yukuside (Madama Butterfly), Grenvil understudy (La Traviata), Don Curzio (Figaro), beggar (Cavalleria Rusticana), Parpignol (La Boheme), Sciarrone (Tosca) and Father (Hansel & Gretel).
He has sung the U.S., Canadian and Israeli anthems at professional sports events, state political conventions and other high-profile community events, and his Star-Spangled Banner set to Londonderry Aire for Irish- American events.
Concert solo work includes Handel (Messiah), Haydn (Creation), and Mendelssohn (If With All Your Hearts, The King of Love My Shepherd Is, It Is Enough), Bach (Sheep May Safely Graze), and Dvorak (Going Home, Song to the Moon/Song to the Sun).
In 2016, Cooney was soloist for an international D-Day Commemoration and in some two dozen worship services of Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Church of Ireland basilicas, cathedral and historic parishes in Western Ireland and the Isle of Man. In 2017 he sang in several of the most well-known Protestant and Catholic cathedrals of eastern coastal Brazil, and in homeless shelters, addiction recovery centers, soup kitchens, basilicas and cathedrals, museums and historic sites across the American Southwest and North Central Great Plains states.”