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CHORDBUSTER CHORUS HIRES DIRECTOR
The Davenport Chordbuster Barbershop Chorus and Quartets has announced the hiring of Michael Callahan as their new Director. Michael will begin his formal duties May 1. Michael Callahan baritone/tenor has been hailed for his performances as 'intense' with a voice of 'deep beauty' and his performance 'knocked me sideways'. Michael has been performing for over thirty years and teaching voice for over 10 years. Students enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the development of the entire person as an artistic whole. He received his Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude from Western Illinois University where he was a winner in the student Concerto Competition. He received further instruction at West Virginia University. Mr. Callahan performs in roles varying from ancient Greek plays to modem "It's A Mystery," dinner theater. He is a composer of pop music and a singer of styles from folk to Opera. He was recently a winner in the 2012 Quad City Playwright's festival for his play "Out of Order." He has performed in a folk-rock group, been a part of the Quad City Chorale, Parkland Camerata, Riverbend Bronze New Community Bell Choir and the Nova Singers. Michael is the Music Director at Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church in Moline. Where he conducts the Chancel, Bell and Children's Choirs.
The 60 year old Chorus meets on Thursday nights at the Downtown Davenport Family "Y" at 6:45. Currently they are practicing for their March 23rd performance at the Performin~ Arts Center in DeWitt and their Annual Show to be held April 27t at Assumption High School in Davenport.
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