||Title:||Instructor of Music|
B.A. Music and Mathematics - Washington University in St. Louis
M.M. Voice and Opera - Washington University in St. Louis
D.M. Voice Performance - in progress at Northwestern University
Originally from Germany and a native speaker of both Italian and German, Klaus Georg is an active tenor, conductor, and teacher in the Chicago area. A versatile and "worthy singer" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), Mr. Georg specializes in oratorio and concert work spanning several centuries. Last season he was heard as soloist in such contrasting works as Chicago A Cappella's Spirituals concert where he "stole the show" (Chicago Sun Times), Mason Bates’ Sirens with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW series, Saint-Saen’s Oratorio de Noel with the Downers Grove Choral Society, and Stravinsky’s Les Noces with the Northern Illinois University New Music Festival.
Mr. Georg has performed leading tenor roles in Mozart's Zauberflöte, Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites, Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, and Hoiby's Summer and Smoke, as well as the tenor solos in Mozart's Requiem, Händel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, and Brahms's Zigeunerlieder, among others. He has served as section leader with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, where he has appeared as soloist several times, and participated on the Grammy-winning Verdi Requiem with Riccardo Muti. He is also a member and regular soloist with Music of the Baroque and Chicago A Cappella, sings with the Grant Park Music Festival and Soli Deo Gloria’s Chicago Bach Project, and serves music director at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue.