Directors - Conductor


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Stephen Alltop

Chester Alwes

Chester Alwes
Co-founder and music director of the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana (BACH).  Associate Professor of Choral Music at the School of Music, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  Director of the University of Illinois Concert Choir.
For more info:  e-mail c-alwes @
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Alexander Blachly

Alexander Blachly
Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, Department of Music, University of Notre Dame.  Founder-director of the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Pomerium, which is recording an on-going series of compact discs of a cappella Renaissance music.  Directs the University of Notre Dame Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, and Schola Musicorum.
For more info:  e-mail blachly.3 @
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Calvin Bower

Calvin Bower
Director of Schola Antiqua of Chicago.  Professor of Music, Department of Music, University of Notre Dame.  Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame.  Co-founder and co-director of the Schola Musicorum at the Universtiy of Notre Dame.
For more info:  e-mail bower.1 @
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William Chin

William Chin
Director of the Oriana Singers.  Assistant Director of, and singer with, the Chicago Symphony Chorus. Director of the Symphony Chorus for the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest. Member of Schola Antiqua of Chicago.  Director of the Oak Park River Forest Children's Chorus.  Minister of Music at First United Church of Oak Park, and director of the Music At First concert series.
For more info:  e-mail billchin @
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Jane Glover

Jane Glover
Music Director of Music of the Baroque.  Occasionally conducts the Chicago Opera Theater.  One of Britain's most respected conductors, Ms. Glover also conducts other major opera companies and orchestras around the globe.
For more info:  e-mail hughkaylor @
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Anne Heider

Anne Heider
Artistic Director Emeritus of Bella Voce.  Associate Professor, College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.  Director of Choral Ensembles, Roosevelt University.  Dr. Heider is active as a guest conductor and choral consultant and serves on the board of directors of Chorus America.
For more info:  e-mail aheider @
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Andrew Lewis

Andrew Lewis
Artistic Director of Bella Voce, Music Director of the Elgin Choral Union, Artistic Director Emeritus of the Lutheran Choir of Chicago, Cantor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Evanston, cover conductor for the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, conductor of the Women's Choral Ensemble at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Founder and Artistic Director of The Janus Ensemble.
For more info:  e-mail andrewlewis11 @
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Paul Lindblad

Paul Lindblad
Musical Director of the Paul Lindblad Choristers.  Director of the Oak Park Concert Chorale.
For more info:  e-mail info @
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Dennis Northway

Dennis Northway
Director of the Handel Week Festival.  Artistic Director of the Grace Episcopal Church Madrigal Choir.
For more info:  e-mail denden1958 @
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Richard Webster

Richard Webster
Music Director of the Bach Week Festival.  Occasional organist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Grant Park Symphony, the Apollo Chorus and numerous other Chicago-based ensembles.  Mr. Webster is a widely played composer with his own publishing company, Advent Press.
For more info:  e-mail adventpress @
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Thomas Wikman