Congratulations to baritone Andrew Lovato for winning the second-place George L. Hackett Scholarship in the S. Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition sponsored by The Singers’ Club of Cleveland.
A Waukesha, WI native and Master of Music in Voice degree candidate at CCM, Lovato studies with Kenneth Shaw. He will appear as Masetto in our upcoming Mainstage production of Don Giovanni and has performed a number of other roles in concert and scene performances at CCM and at Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice.
Fifteen singers selected from thirty-five applicants competed on November 13, 2011 for five scholarships funded by the S. Livingston Mather Charitable Trust, the George L. Hackett Scholarship Endowment, and the Albert Rees Davis Endowment Fund, Inc. The Hackett Scholarship honors George L. Hackett, a dedicated member of The Singers’ Club of Cleveland for over fifty years until his death.
Founded in 1892, The Singers’ Club of Cleveland presents a repertoire of traditional men’s choral music, bold commissioned works and modern compositions. In addition, the Club broadens its repertoire by undertaking challenging pieces typically reserved for professional choruses. The Club’s members are a cross section of Greater Cleveland representing varied ages, backgrounds and avocations, all sharing a love for performing outstanding vocal music. The Singers’ Club is led by its Music Director Melvin Unger, Director of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute of Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.