ALAN REINHARDT, countertenor, is pleased to be in his eleventh season with Chanticleer. He grew up in Long Island, N.Y. and prior to joining sang with various ensembles in New York City including The Men and Boys choir at St. Thomas Church on Fifth Avenue, Early Music New York and choral performances with the N.Y. Philharmonic. In 2005, he sang the lead countertenor role in the premiere of the dance/opera A More Perfect Union in the State Theatre in Perm, Russia as part of the Sergei Diaghilev Festival. Recently, he has been exploring his love of poetry on the website Voetica.com where you can find him reading such classic poets as Robert Frost, Richard Wilbur, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, and John Keats. An avid motorcyclist as well, Alan enjoys taking extensive trips in and around California and is a frequent backpacker in the national and state parks of the West coast. Alan holds degrees from SUNY Potsdam and the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana