The award-winning Mastersingers USA will perform a concert on Saturday, July 1 at 5:00 pm PDT as a featured guest at the University Congregational United Church of Christ (4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105). Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, Mastersingers USA will perform a broad range of male choral works, including classical choral works, international folk songs, and American choral music.
Under the direction of Prof. Bruce McInnes, 50 men from 28 states and 2 foreign countries specialize in the performance of wide-ranging programs of male choral works including sacred music, folk songs from around the world, and American spirituals. Mastersingers USA has performed both throughout the United States and internationally, winning First Place in the Male Choir Competition at the International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales in 2003. In 2005, the group was chosen to represent the United States in the First International Congress of Men’s Choirs in Barcelona, Spain. The group has performed in nearly 20 countries across Europe since its founding in 1995, including some of the continent’s major cathedrals – as well as festivals, and parks (… and more than a few street corners, too).
The choir includes men from across the USA, nearly all of whom have sung with Prof. Bruce McInnes in his career as a music professor at Amherst College and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, as well as other institutions in a career spanning nearly 50 years. Prof. McInnes is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Maine at Farmington, where he conducts the UMF Community Chorus. For more information about the Mastersingers USA, please visit our website at www.mastersingersusa.org.