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Frank Hoffmeister (Tenor)

Born: USA

The American lyric tenor, Frank Hoffmeister, has performed as soloist with many prestigious organizations throughout the USA, Europe, and South America. He has sung with many major orchestras including: the Boston Symphony Orchestra - with whom he recorded Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex under Leonard Bernstein, Rome (Italy) Radio Orchestra, American Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. He has performed as guest soloist with ensembles such as: the Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), the Opera Company of Boston, Grant Park Concerts (Chicago), Baroque Institute (Oberlin, Ohio), 20th Century Consort and Smithsonian Chamber Players (Washington, D.C.), Waverly Consort, New York Chamber Soloists and the Newport Music Festival. Included among his 21 recordings are best selling albums with the Waverly Consort, J.S. Bach's B minor Mass (BWV 232) and Magnificat (BWV 243) with Joshua Rifkin's Bach Ensemble, and recordings with Lukas Foss, Peter Schickele, and the late Leonard Bernstein. He has also collaborated with conductors Sergiu Comissiona, and Gerard Schwarz.

Recent performances include: Bach Chamber Choir (Rockford, IL), Elvehjem Museum (Madison, WI), Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra, WI Public Radio (Madison, WI), Lakeshore Chorale, Wabash College, and reccitals in England (London, Cambridge, Colchester) and North Wales. In October 1997 his new CD "August Was Foggy" was released. On the CD, Hoffmeister sings vocal chamber music of John Harbison, Michael Cunningham, Bruce Wise, and Lester Trimble.

Frank Hoffmeister is currently Associate Professor of Music and the coordinator of the vocal division at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Source: Liner notes to Nonesuch CD 9-79036-2 (Mass in B minor, conducted by Rifkin, 1982); Frank Hoffmeister Page at University of Wisconsin Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2001)

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Joshua Rifkin


BWV 232, BWV 243

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Frank Hoffmeister (University of Wisconsin)


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