About Our Director

Dr. Robert Gehrenbeck

Wisconsin Chamber Choir Artistic Director

Dr. Robert GehrenbeckWCC Artistic Director Robert Gehrenbeck is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he conducts the UW-W Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale, and opera and musical theatre productions. He has founded and conducted community-based choruses in Minnesota, Illinois, and Indiana. During a period of study in Leipzig, Germany, Gehrenbeck served as assistant conductor of the Kantorei St. Nikolai and the Friedenskantorei, performing with those ensembles in Leipzig's St. Nicholas and St. Thomas churches. As a singer, Gehrenbeck has appeared with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, New York State Baroque, Pittsburgh's Bach and the Baroque, and the Bloomington Early Music Festival.  Dr. Gehrenbeck earned degrees at Macalester College (B.A.), Boston University (M.M.) and Indiana University (D.M.), with additional studies at the Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Conservatory in Leipzig. Repertoire and research interests include Baroque performance practice, intersections between music and literature in German Romantic music, Latin American music, and contemporary choral music. His doctoral dissertation on contemporary British composer Giles Swayne received the 2007 Julius Herford Prize from the American Choral Directors Association.
Through Dr. Gehrenbeck's leadership, we have been able to present phenomenal master works with chamber orchestra including Haydn's The Creation in 2011 and J.S. Bach's St. John Passion in 2010.  In 2013 we performed the exquisite Mozart Requiem for two performances in both Madison and Whitewater, Wisconsin.  The Wisconsin Chamber Chamber Choir is pleased to welcome Bob for a sixth season as our conductor.   


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