Midtown Concerts: Vox Fidelis
A celebration of the genius of the great English Renaissance composer, William Byrd, during this, the year of his 400th anniversary. Having composed only three settings of the mass ordinary, Byrd displays most perfectly his recusant Catholic heart in the triumphant setting of his Mass for Five Voices. "O Lord, Make thy Servant Elizabeth”
About Vox Fidelis
Vox Fidelis is a professional chamber choir based in New Jersey, specializing in sacred Renaissance polyphony. Vox gives regular concerts in the tri-state area, and has toured throughout the Northeast.https://voxfidelis.wixsite.com/vox-fidelis
About Kevin O'Malia, tenor
Kevin J. O'Malia holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees, with honors, from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. His concentrations of study were in organ, choral conducting, and church music history. Mr. O'Malia is also extremely active as an instructor, as an adjunct professor at several colleges, and as frequent clinician for the American Guild of Organists and the Royal School of Church Music in America. He currently lives in Lawrenceville with his husband Tom and their dogs, Riley and Brian.
About Kevin Schneider, tenor
Kevin Schneider is studied Music Education at Westminster Choir College. As a member of Westminster Choir, Westminster Kantorei, and Westminster Symphonic Choir, he performed all over the Northeast, including performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and New York Philharmonic, as well as touring through Texas, Oklahoma, and China. In addition, he is also a member of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, and performed Bernstein's Kaddish and Rossini's Stabat Mater.
Originally from South Windsor, Connecticut, Kevin studied vocal performance at Central Connecticut State University. During his time in Connecticut, he performed with many composers, such as Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjielo, Dan Forrest, as well as many local composers with the Grammy-nominated group, Voce. He has also performed across the world, going as far as China, Japan, and Spain on tours with CCSU's University Singers.
About Les Anders, bass
Les Anders, bass/baritone, has specialized in ensemble and small choral group singing since 1990. Starting in 2006, Les was delighted to add The Princeton Singers to a roster of performing organizations which includes The Choir of St. Clement’s Church (Philadelphia), Pennsylvania Pro Musica, Piffaro, The Albemarle Singers (American Boychoir), and The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, among many others.
His musical education includes four years of intensive jazz studies (saxophone and composition) at Temple University, as well as vocal tutelage with Gary Magby (Opéra de Lyon). Residing in downtown Philadelphia, Les is the lead buyer for a web-based retailer and has held purchasing positions at corporations throughout the Delaware Valley for over 15 years.
About Timothy Smith, conductor
Timothy Smith is the founder and director of Vox Fidelis, a professional early music vocal ensemble specializing in sacred Renaissance polyphony.
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