Artistic Director Ben Gray

On September 12, 2022 we welcome new Artistic Director Ben Gray to our choir!
 
He comes to us after directing community choir ensembles in Northbrook and Chicago as well as vocal music to middle school students in Lake Forest and Gurnee for the past twenty years. In addition, he prepared choruses to perform with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has taken vocal groups on tours both domestically and internationally.  We are really excited to start our new season with new music for our January 2023 concert. We know that Ben will make our rehearsals welcoming to all, engaging, and fun!

Accompanist

A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, our accompanist Adrian Metzger began studying piano at age four. He has studied under Mary Sauer, principal pianist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. At Northeastern Illinois University, Mr. Metzger studied under the internationally known pianist, Inna Falks.

Mr. Metzger is active as a teacher, recitalist, accompanist for a variety of recitals and competitions, and as a church and chamber pianist. In addition, he has been the music director of community musicals.

Adrian Metzger is the First Place Winner of the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation, 2009 classical piano competition.

His recent CD, Adrian Metzger: Ravel & Prokofiev, features Maurice Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and Sergei Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 8.