ANDREW VAN ALLSBURG, tenor, is thrilled to begin his first season with Chanticleer. Originally from Holland, Michigan, Andrew received his Bachelors of Music Education from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI. During his undergraduate tenure, Andrew performed with the University Chorale directed by Dr. James Bass, and recorded and released an album of Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 with the Miami-based professional choir Seraphic Fire directed by Patrick Dupré Quigley. In addition, Andrew conducted the choir of the early music ensemble Collegium Musicum, and won a Downbeat Award with the vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company, under the direction of the late Dr. Steve Zegree. A versatile performer, Andrew has performed globally for various cruise lines, production companies, contemporary a cappella groups, musicals, and has made TV appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. While living in New York City, Andrew sang with Schola Dominicana at the Church of Saint Catherine of Sienna directed by James Wetzel, and was a featured singer in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes, under the musical direction of Kevin Stites. Andrew enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and can throw a mean Frisbee.