Gerard Sundberg’s compelling baritone voice is celebrated nationally for its beauty and clarity. He has performed frequently with Chicago Master Singers, Chicago Chorale, Duke University, and the Peoria (IL) Bach Festival. This past season he celebrated his 20th Handel Messiah performance with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
He has also sung with the Oregon Bach Festival under the artistic leadership of Helmuth Rilling. Rilling praised Mr. Sundberg for his “exceptionally stunning high range” and “perfect command of the German language and high musicality”.
Dr. Sundberg is a graduate of Bethel College (St. Paul, MN), and holds both Master of Fine Arts and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Minnesota. He is presently Professor Emeritus of Voice at Wheaton Conservatory of Music (Wheaton, IL), where he taught studio voice and vocal pedagogy. He is currently an adjunct voice professor at Bethel University.
Performances for the 2018-19 season included:
- Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs with Deo Cantamus, Minneapolis;
- Mendelssohn Elijah with Chicago Master Singers;
- Handel Messiah and Bach Magnificat with the Atlanta Symphony and Chamber Chorus;
- Bach Et in Spiritum sanctum Dominum (Mass in B minor) with College Church, Wheaton, IL;
- Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem with Wayzata Symphony (Mpls);
- Dvorak Requiem with Chicago Master Singers; and
- Bach cantatas BWV 172, 187 and Handel Samson with the Peoria Bach Festival.
Performances for this 2019-20 season will include:
- Handel Messiah with Chicago Camerata;
- hymn recital at Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina, MN;
- Bauder Tyndale with Deo Cantamus, Mpls.;
- Mahler Kindertotenlieder Bethel University Faculty Artist Series;
- Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Wayzata Symphony;
- The Peoria Bach Festival (IL), repertoire TBA; and
- Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem and Haydn Paukenmesse with Downers Grove Choral Society (Chicago).