Gerald J. Blanchard, lyric baritone

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Opera Singer, Conductor & Music Educator

Critics have described Mr. Blanchard's voice as... "dynamic and virtuosic..."rich and expressive." Among his many awards and recognitions,  Mr. Blanchard was a first place winner in the Opera Memphis/University of Memphis National Singer's Search auditions, where he worked with Metropolitan Opera baritone, Mr. Sherrill Milnes. He is also a Gil Rau Choral Scholar, a King/Chavez/Parks Fellow and a "2001" Classical Division winner in the inaugural vocal competition sponsored by the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra. 

 Mr. Blanchard has made appearances with numerous opera companies and music festivals throughout North America including the Grand Teton Music Festival Opera (Wyoming), Lake Afton Early Music Festival (Pennsylvania), Opera Delaware, Bel Canto Lyric Opera Company of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania), Dorian Opera Theatre (Iowa), Music Society of Midland (Michigan), Central Michigan Opera Works, The Delaware Humanities Forum Players, Michigan State Opera Theatre, and BCV Performing Artist Opera and Concert Artists of which he is founder and Artistic Director. Mr. Blanchard has concertized throughout the US, Canada and Europe. He has been a featured performer at the  Kirchentag Festival in Bremen Germany, Yardley Early Music Festival  among others. Special guest performances have included recitals and guest appearances in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Dublin, Ireland and Sorento, Italy. Blanchard has earned degrees in music education, voice and conducting. He received the DMA from Michigan State University's College of Music. (SEE ABOVE FOR FULL BIO)

KCC Vocal/Choral Music Event
Sounds of the Season 2018
Saturday, December 1, 7:30pm
Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 E. Chicago, Coldwater, MI
The Branch County Community Chorus Presents...
“THIS CHRISTMASTIDE” Featuring the Choirs of
Kellogg Community College and special guest soloists
Admission: Freewill donation

Sunday, December 2  3pm
Messiah by G. F. Handel
Monroe Community Orchestra and Chorale
IHM Motherhouse Cathedral
Monroe, MI

KCC Opera Workshop presents...
Marriage of Figaro by W. A. Mozart
Friday, December 7, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 8, 7:30pm
Binda Performing Arts Center
450 North Ave. Battle Creek
Admission: $5 public/ free for KCC students
with identification

Tuesday, December 11, 3pm
Joyeux Holiday Tea
W. K. Kellogg Manor House
3700 East Gull Lake Drive
Hickory Corners, MI 49060
Tickets & information: Call 269-671-2160

The KCC Sacred Music Certificate
Program area presents...
Community-wide Sing-Along IV:
“Hymns & Spirituals”
Sunday, February 3, 3pm
Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center
450 North Ave. Battle Creek
Admission: Freewill Donation

Faculty Artist Recital
Sunday, March 31, 3pm
Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Auditorium
450 North Ave. Battle Creek
Dr. Gerald J. Case-Blanchard, baritone
Dr. Mark Wells, tenor
Nancy Brown, pianist
Admission: $5 public/ Free for KCC students with ID

Wednesday, April 17, 7:30pm
Davidson Visual and Performing Arts Center Auditorium
Dr. Maureen A. Carlson, soprano (guest artist)
Dr. Gerald J. Case-Blanchard, baritone (faculty artist)
Admission: $5 public/ Free for KCC students with ID

Kellogg Community College Choral Arts
area presents... Singing in the Spring
2019: Mass in F (Deutsche Messe)
by Franz Schubert w/ additional works
by Bach, Handel, Brahms and others
Sunday, April 28, 3pm
First Presbyterian Church, 111 Capital Ave. NE, Battle Creek, MI
Betty Picard, soprano
Jackie King, mezzo
Mark Wells, tenor
Eric Frost, baritone
Dr. Gerald Case-Blanchard, conductor
Admission: Freewill Donation

A Community Outreach Program Event
Hospice Memorial Service
Branch County Community Chorus
Tuesday, May 7, 5:30pm
4 C’s Building, Coldwater, MI
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