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Gerard Sundberg

Baritone

Gerard Sundberg

Biography

Gerard Sundberg’s compelling baritone voice is celebrated internationally for its beauty and clarity. He has performed frequently with Chicago Master Singers, Chicago Chorale, Duke University, and the Peoria (IL) Bach Festival. This season he will celebrate his 20th Handel Messiah performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

He has also sung with the Oregon Bach Festival under the artistic leadership of Helmuth Rilling. Rilling praised Mr. Sundberg for his “exceptionally stunning high range” and “perfect command of the German language and high musicality”.

Dr. Sundberg is a graduate of Bethel College (St. Paul, MN), and holds both Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is presently Professor Emeritus of Voice at Wheaton Conservatory of Music (Wheaton, IL), where he taught studio voice and vocal pedagogy. He recently relocated to the Twin City (MN) area, and is an adjunct voice professor at Bethel University.

Performances for the 2018-19 season will include Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs with Deo Cantamus, Minneapolis; Mendelssohn Elijah with Chicago Master Singers; Handel Messiah and Bach Magnificat with the Atlanta Symphony and Chamber Chorus; Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem with Wayzata Symphony (Mpls); Dvorak Requiem with Chicago Master Singers; TBA Bach cantatas with the Peoria Bach Festival; and Mahler Kindertotenlieder in a Bethel University Faculty Artist recital.