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John Proft

John Proft is active nationally as a chorister and chamber musician. Locally he performs with the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Early Music Festival, Boston Baroque, Exsultemus, and Schola Cantorum, and he travels to sing with Austin’s Conspirare, Miami’s Seraphic Fire, and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. A Texas native, John began singing professionally while studying at the University of North Texas, with choirs in the Dallas area including the Dallas Bach Society, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Texas Choral Artists, and Orchestra of New Spain. Also at UNT, John sang with the Collegium Singers under Lyle Nordstrom, recording the bass solos in Biber’s Requiem and appearing as a soloist on the Boston Early Music Festival’s fringe concert series. He has twice been accepted to sing under Ton Koopman in Carnegie Hall’s Professional Training Workshops. With Conspirare John participated in a project for PBS which produced both a television special and a Grammy-nominated recording on Harmonia Mundi.

 

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