KORY REID, soprano & assistant music director, is in his fifth season with Chanticleer. He studied music education at Pepperdine University and completed a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern California. Kory is a sought after countertenor soloist who has sung for Los Angeles Zimriyah Chorale, Los Robles Master Chorale, Catgut Trio, USC Chamber Singers, Pepperdine University Concert Choir and Collegium Musicum, and for many diverse choral recitals and church music programs, including Mel Gibson's church. He is a barbershop music enthusiast and was a past member of the Westminster Chorus, winning the International Barbershop Chorus Contest in 2010. Kory also served as the Music and Choir Director for St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Newbury Park, CA. In his spare time, he enjoys watching eccentric documentaries, drinking wine, and teaching barbershop tags to his Chanticleer brothers on the road. Kory would like to give a shout out to his beautiful wife, Madeleine!