Chuck Lever's Vocal Biography

During his singing career, Chuck Lever has worked with world-renowned talents such as Paul Hillier, the Consort of Music directed by Anthony Rooley, and with New York-based vocal ensemble The Western Wind. He sang for many years with the Early Music Ensemble, directed by harpsichordist Edward Parmentier. Chuck has joined the Canterbury Singers USA on several extended residencies in English cathedrals, including Saint Paul's London, and the cathedrals in Canterbury, Salisbury, and Durham.

Chuck has performed with many local area ensembles. He was a charter member of the Vocal Arts Ensemble. He sang with the Ann Arbor Cantata Singers, toured with the Ann Arbor Men and Boy Choir, and has sung in many Academy of Early Music concerts. Chuck spent several seasons with the University Musical Society Choral Union, performing with area orchestras including the Detroit, Toledo, and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestras. Chuck was also a member of Ann Arbor's newest early music vocal ensemble, Vox.

Chuck helped found Cantori Amarylli, an a capella quintet made up of local area singers. The ensemble specialized in secular European music of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries, and concertized at local churches, bookstores, and Shakespeare festivals. Chuck led the group and sang countertenor.

Until recently Chuck was a staff chorister at Christ Church Cranbrook (Episcopal), Bloomfield Hills, and at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield. He performs regularly at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Hills, Christ Church Detroit (Episcopal), and Saint Mark's Episcopal Church of Toledo, Ohio.

This season Chuck is performing with the New Cranbrook Singers of Royal Oak, under the direction of Charles Raines. He will also join a pick-up ensemble led by Ben Cohen to sing Mozart's c-minor Mass with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.

Last updated: Fri Oct 3 00:41:27 EDT 2003