GERROD PAGENKOPF, countertenor and assistant music director, is excited to be returning for a fifth season with Chanticleer. A native of Northeast Wisconsin, Gerrod received his Bachelors of music education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also holds a Master's degree in vocal performance from the University of Houston where he was a graduate fellow under Katherine Ciesinski. A specialist in early music, Gerrod has performed with many early music ensembles throughout Boston and Houston including Ars Lyrica Houston, the Handel and Haydn Society, Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, Exsultemus, and the prestigious Church of the Advent in Boston's Beacon Hill. In his spare time, Gerrod enjoys exploring the San Francisco Bay Area, geeking out over Handel operas, and discovering local coffee shops while on tour.

Gerrod Pagenkopf holds The Ning G. Mercer Chair for the Preservation of the Chanticleer Legacy.