Echoes of Africa!
JON ARTERTON began his musical journey as a choirboy at Washington's National Cathedral. He was twice a Tanglewood Vocal Fellow at the Berkshire Music Festival, and holds a Master's Degree from The New England Conservatory of Music where he also served as Assistant Conductor of Choruses. He was the founder and musical arranger of The Flirtations, the proudly gay a cappella group seen on HBO, Good Morning America and in the film Philadelphia. He toured with the group for a decade singing all over Europe and the Americas, singing in such places as Carnegie Hall and Yankee Stadium. He also holds an MFA degree in Acting from Smith College, and appeared as an actor in many regional and Off-Broadway productions, and in The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall on Broadway. He gives periodic Singing Workshops, and has given master classes at the Gay and Lesbian Choruses Small Ensemble Festival in Louisville, the Contemporary A Cappella Society Conference in Boston, and the Augusta Heritage Music Festival in Elkins, WV. He serves as the Director of Music at Provincetown’s U.U. Meeting House and performs multi-layered songs with his solo voice and a digital looping device called an Echoplex. He and his husband James Mack often perform togetherand have recorded a CD "Legally Married...and the sky didn't fall."
Chamber Singers are about twenty members of the larger ensemble. They
perform year-round and have performed all over the Outer Cape, including
twice opening for The Cape Symphony Orchestra at their annual Pops
Concert in Orleans.
The Chorale is organized as a 501c3 non-profit organization, and has prospered due to the generous support of their community. In keeping with their philosophy of bringing their joy of singing to as many people as possible, they’ve adopted the somewhat radical policy of making their concerts free of admission charges!