Albuquerque Boy Choir
AFTER a stint in the pro-rodeo circuit riding bulls, and four years in the Military Police, Edmund Torrez attended Adams State College where he received his Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Education. After graduating, he moved to Albuquerque where he attended University of New Mexico and received a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting. He is presently the Music Director at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, and director of the band and choirs at Chelwood Elementary School. He teaches piano and voice at his private studio and spends part of his summers in the Jemez Mountains teaching choir, band, clarinet and voice at Hummingbird Music Camp. He often attends a summer institute at Concordia College in Austin, Texas.
Torrez has sung with the New Mexico Symphony Chorus and has done solo voice performances with New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. He has played solo piano with the Albuquerque Chamber Orchestra. His most exciting solo experience was singing as a soloist with Peter Schickle singing a "A Birthday Ode to Big Daddy Bach" by P.D.Q. Bach. After three years of working with the Chorister Choir, Ed filled the Music Director position in the 1999-2000 season, after Michael Mauldin's retirement, and is enjoying working with the Concert Choir. The 38-voice group was selected as one of a dozen featured American boychoirs to be invited to participate in the AmericaFest 2000 in Minnesota.
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