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John-Michael Albert (b. 1951)

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John-Michael Albert received his Bachelor in Music Degree from The University of the South (Sewanee, Tennessee) in 1980 and later studied choral conducting at the University of Houston. Before Sewanee, he directed The Cecilian Trio, a Houston group specializing in the performance of late Medieval and early Renaissance music. While at Sewanee, he sang in the Anglican-traditional University Choir; composed and/or directed the music for seven plays, including W. H. Auden's For the Time Being, Claire Boothe Luce's The Women, Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, The Three Maries/Visitatio Sepulcrum (an anonymous 12th century Medieval score), Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (music from Purcell's The Faerie Queen), and Three Short Plays by Moliere (original music by Lully); and he formed and conducted the madrigal group, Colloquium Canticum.

After Sewanee, he returned to Houston and, on three separate occasions, became the artistic director of the Montrose Singers, which became the Gay Men's Chorus of Houston (GMCH) in 1992. Through his work with GMCH, Mike has become active in the 150-chorus strong, international Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA). He has also sung at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, both with the church choir and as a soloist in 'Special Music;" with the Bach Vespers Choir, a professional group dedicated to performance of the choral works of J. S. Bach; and with Kathy Biehl as the duo "The Mike and Kathy Show," a classical and contemporary cabaret act which specialized in appearances at non-profit fund-raisers.

Mike has composed over thirty works for men's, women's, and mixed choruses, including many commissions and several national and international competition winners. "I believe deeply in the positive difference music makes in our lives for both growth and healing, that's why my life is devoted to it."

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