Cleveland Chamber Choir

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The Cleveland Chamber Choir will be performing Sunday September 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Ensemble Bio

The Cleveland Chamber Choir was created in 2015 out of a vision for professional choral artistry in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio. With repertoire embracing the full range of choral music, from the Renaissance era, to masterpieces of the 19th and 20th centuries, and cutting edge contemporary works, the professional voices of the Cleveland Chamber Choir will provide its audiences a world-class choral experience. The singers, from the greater Cleveland to Akron areas, come together from all walks of life, including vocal music school teachers, collegiate & private voice teachers, opera & musical theatre singers and recitalists, homemakers, and professionals of all kinds in order to create the highest possible choral artistry for themselves and their audiences.

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Artistic Director Bio

Conductor Scott MacPherson is the founding Artistic Director of the Cleveland Chamber Choir. He has consistently earned praise for the performance of choirs under his direction. Classical music critic Daniel Hathaway of wrote of the choir after their April 2016 concert, "MacPherson’s new professional ensemble validated the initial impression they made last November: this is a superb addition to Cleveland’s musical scene.” His innovative programming blends a variety of musical styles ranging from early music through new works commissioned especially for him and his ensembles. His research of contemporary choral music and choral teaching techniques in Germany has resulted in guest conducting appearances with the Vokalensemble Kölner Dom (Cologne Cathedral Choir), the award-winning Modus Novus choir based in Cologne, as well as the acclaimed male vocal ensemble Arcanum Musicae in Dresden. His international reputation has also drawn praise in Taiwan, where he conducted festival choirs and led workshops in conducting, choral eurhythmics, and choral pedagogy at conferences in Pingtung City and Taipei. MacPherson just returned from Beijing, China, where he conducted the Haidian Cultural Center Choir and led workshops in conducting and choral eurhythmics. Earlier in October, he presented two workshops on choral eurhythmics for the San Antonio Northside Independent School District in Texas. In the fall of 2016, MacPherson was honored to be the conductor of the Wisconsin All-State Mixed Honor Choir.

MacPherson moved to Ohio in 2008 to take the position of Director of Choral Studies at Kent State University. In addition to conducting the KSU Chorale and Kent Chorus, Dr. MacPherson leads the graduate choral conducting program. The Chorale performed at the Ohio Choral Directors Association Conference in June 2014. From 1993-2008, MacPherson was Director of Choral Activities at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. Before moving to San Antonio, he served on the choral faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music where he was a colleague of the late Robert Fountain. In addition to his collegiate work, MacPherson is the founding Artistic Director of three choral groups of distinction—the Isthmus Vocal Ensemble, the San Antonio Chamber Choir, and the Cleveland Chamber Choir. IVE, founded in 2002, is a professionalgrade community choir of 60+ singers that performs each summer in Madison, WI. The Choir performed at the North Central American Choral Directors Association Conference in 2012. IVE released its first commercial CD recording, The Choral Music of Andrew Rindfleisch, on the Clarion label in 2006. From 2005-2014 MacPherson led the San Antonio Chamber Choir, a professional choir of 24-32 singers. In 2013, SACC performed at the National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Dallas, Texas, and at the Texas Choral Directors Association Conference in 2014. In 2016, SACC released its first commercial CD, Careless Carols: The Choral Music of Andrew Rindfleisch available on the Gothic label.