Kevin Leong, Guest Conductor

Kevin LeongKevin Leong is in his first season as Music Director of the Concord Chorus.  He is also Guest Conductor of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston and previously served for eight years as Associate Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Choruses at Harvard University, where he directed the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus and co-conducted the Harvard Glee Club, the Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum.  (The Harvard choral groups are featured in the September/October 2006 issue of Choir & Organ magazine.)  He has also served as Acting Conductor of the Harvard Glee Club, Assistant Conductor of the Harvard Glee Club and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Conductor of the Harvard Glee Club Alumni Chorus, and Resident Conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra.

Dr. Leong’s teaching interests include presenting a wide repertoire to singers and audiences alike.  This season’s activities with the Concord Chorus include winter holiday concerts in December and a performance in May of Beethoven’s Mass in C with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston.  As a choral clinician, Dr. Leong routinely works with high school choruses from the United States and Canada.  He has conducted various ensembles in many performances around the United States and abroad.  Recent international tour destinations include the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Australia, and Japan.

Dr. Leong earned a doctoral degree in Choral Conducting from Boston University, where he studied with Ann Howard Jones, David Hoose, Craig Smith, and Jeremy Yudkin.  His dissertation, entitled “The Hymn Settings of Ludwig Senfl’s Liber vesperarum festorum solennium, D-Mbs Mus. Ms. 52,