The Fort Worth Men's Chorus, celebrated its thirteenth anniversary on May 22, 2006. The Chorus was established in 1993 by a group of dedicated individuals wishing to start a legacy of men's choral music in Fort Worth and Tarrant County. The Chorus is comprised of approximately fifteen active singers, a twelve member Board of Directors, and countless volunteers and supporters.
|Keith A. Wolfe, a native of
Virginia, moved from the operatic stage of arts management, currently
holding the position of Managing Director of the Fort Worth Opera and
Artistic Director of the Fort Worth Men's Chorus. Mr. Wolfe was the
General Manager of the Seagle Music Colony, the country's
oldest opera training program, located in upstate New York.
As a performer, Mr. Wolfe has sung with the Virginia Opera, the Washington Opera, the Virginia Symphony, the Shreveport Symphony, the Norfolk Savoyards, and the Virginia Pro Musica.
In addition to professional choral work, Keith's operatic roles include Tamino in Die Zauberflote, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Goro in Madame Butterfly, and Nanki-Poo in The Mikado. Keith has also worked as a conductor for youth and adult choirs, studying under Dr. Robert McCoy, resident coach with the Washington Opera. Mr. Wolfe is frequently involved in artist training, through master classes on auditions to private voice lessons.
The Fort Worth Men's Chorus is delighted to have such an accomplished and renoun voice and choral professional as it's artistic director
|Aimee Hurst is active in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area as a professional accompanist and collaborative
pianist. As an adjunct faculty member at Texas Wesleyan University,
Aimee has been musical director for shows such as: Company, Evita, and
Hair. Working extensively in musical theatre, she has acted as either
pianist or musical director for many productions throughout the state
of Texas; including the Allied Theatre Group's critically acclaimed
hit: Cowgirls. In addition to playing regularly at Fort Worth's Casa
Manana Theatre and the Bass Performance Hall, she is staff pianist for
Meadowbrook United Methodist Church and has been accompanist for the
Fort Worth Men's Chorus since 1998. She has also appeared in recital
with several area musicians including members of the Fort Worth
Symphony. Aimee is featured on the Texas Boy's Choir CD, Montage; as
well as the Fort Worth Men's Chorus' recording, "Diversity of Joy"
Aimee received her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Texas in Austin and was awarded first prize in the Sydney Wright Competition for Excellence in Piano Accompanying. Most of all she is proud of her son, Aidan.