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Bach Chorale Singers 10/15 Concert Preview


The Bach Chorale Singers perform this Saturday evening, October 15th, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. On the program are German works, by Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Bach. Conductor Michael Bennett says the program represents love, both sacred and secular.  WBAA’s John Clare spoke to Bennett about “Brahms - Liebeslieder Walzer” in the WBAA studios.

Learn more about the concert here.

Michael Bennett became the Director of Music & Organist in August 2004.  Prior to that, he was a student at Indiana University where he obtained a B.M. and M.M. in Organ, Church Music, and Choral Conducting.  He studied with William Jon Gray, Marilyn Keiser, and Larry Smith.

Michael is also choral director at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, where he oversees the choral program, conducts three choirs, and teaches class piano.  From 2004-2009 Michael was also director of the Bach Chorale Youth Chorus in Lafayette.

Michael is originally from Roanoke, VA.  In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, traveling, and experiencing the wonderful world of cuisine. 

John Nasukaluk Clare is comfortable behind a microphone, streaming video or playing violin. A former broadcaster for NPR, John has previously worked with Voice of America, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation and stations in Texas, Kansas, Nevada, California, and Pennsylvania. In 2005, Clare earned the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP for radio broadcasting, citing his work on 20/20 Hearing. Having performed with famed tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli, John has worked with the Mozart Festival Texas, Mid Texas Symphony, Nevada Chamber Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic and Wichita Symphony Orchestra.
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