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Dr. H. Martin Werner

Music Director and Conductor

Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids

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Bach Chorale of Grand Rapids

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Employment History

Chancel Choir Director

First United Methodist Church

Graduate Student and Student Conductor

CSUF University Singers

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Hans Martin Werner studied violoncello and orchestral conducting in Düsseldorf, Germany, and then proceeded to study choral conducting at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt under Helmuth Rilling.
Upon completion of his conducting diploma, Werner received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service, enabling him to spend one year at California State University-Fullerton as a graduate student and student conductor of the CSUF University Singers.
In 1982 Werner moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Michigan in 1985.During that time he also served as Director of the University of Michigan Arts Chorale and as Chancel Choir Director at First United Methodist Church.
He subsequently spent several years in Germany where his professional activities included an engagement as assistant chorus master for the Concert Choir of the City of Düsseldorf as well as numerous appearances as a clinician in conducting workshops for church musicians.
Since being awarded first prize in the classical category at the National Whistlers' Convention in North Carolina in 1986, Werner has been performing in just about any imaginable venue, including churches, cathedrals, concert halls, university settings, festivals, and a five-star cruise ship.He has also been on regional and national radio and television in Germany and has released two compact discs featuring music ranging from the baroque, classical, and romantic periods to more contemporary styles.He has also performed with various symphony orchestras, most recently with the Chicago Sinfonietta.
Since 1990, Dr. Werner has been working as a professional conductor in a wide variety of academic, symphony, and church-related settings in the USA.In 1997, he became music director and conductor of the Bach Chorale of St. Cecilia Music Society in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Artists

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The part-time professional ensemble was originally assembled by Martin Werner in 1997 to perform J.S. Bach's motet, "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied," BWV 225, for a chamber concert during the inaugural Grand Rapids Bach Festival.

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Martin Werner, Music Director
Martin Werner studied orchestral conducting and cello at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Dusseldorf , Germany , and then continued his study of choral conducting at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt under Helmuth Rilling. Upon completion of his degree in 1981, Werner received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service, and as a result, spent a year at California State University-Fullerton as a graduate student and student conductor of the University Singers. While there he served as student conductor of the University Singers and conducted the University's production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
In 1982 he moved to Ann Arbor , Michigan , where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Michigan in 1985. During this time he served as Director of the University of Michigan Arts Chorale and as Chancel Choir Director at First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor . He returned to Germany and served as Assistant Chorus Master for the Concert Choir of the City of Dusseldorf .
In 1993, Dr. Werner returned to the U.S. and took the position of Adjunct Professor of Music at Calvin College and Interim Director of the Calvin College Alumni Choir for the spring term of 1993. He was named Director of the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus during the 1993-1994 season. From 1993-1999, Werner served a Chorus Master of the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus. He was appointed chorus master/coordinator of choirs for the 1997 production of Verdi's Aida by Opera Grand Rapids. He was Adjunct Professor of Choral Music and Associate Conductor of the Graduate Chorale at Michigan State University . He has also served as choir director for two Grand Rapids churches. In 1997, Dr. Werner became music director and conductor for the Bach Chorale of St. Cecilia Music Society. An experienced cellist and baritone singer, Dr. Werner also pursues a career as an artistic whistler, and is currently a visiting scholar in the orchestral conducting department at Michigan State University.


Board of Directors

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