Accompanist / Associate Conductor
The Chorale happily introduces its new Accompanist / Associate Conductor, Kevin Neel – an emerging Boston-area musician originally from the Charlotte, NC area – whose extraodinary professional accomplishments as organist, collaborative pianist, conductor, singer, and administrator prompted his recent recognition in the Diapason Magazine's 2019 Class of "20 under 30" of young talents in the fields of organ and harpsichord performance, organ and harpsichord building, carillon, and church music.
Kevin has been heard at the organ in numerous venues including Symphony Hall (Boston), Old South Church, Emmanuel Church, Old West Church, and Methuen Memorial Music Hall. He has also appeared as organ and piano accompanist for multiple choral ensembles, and is now Accompanist for both the Heritage Chorale and The Boston Cecilia.
In December 2016 he co-founded “et al.,” (formerly "The Brookline Consort") with soprano Carey Shunskis. He now serves as co-artistic director, baritone, and primary accompanist for this project-based professional choral ensemble. Learn more at et al. here. He has also sung with the Marsh Chapel Choir, Emmanuel Music, Cantata Singers, and VOICES 21C.
He is currently Organist and Chapel Choir Director at Emmanuel Church, Boston and Organist for St. Clement Eucharistic Shrine. Equally at home in administration, he serves as the Parish Operations Manager at Emmanuel Church, and was the Executive Director for Coro Allegro from 2016-2019.
Kevin holds a Masters of Sacred Music degree from Boston University in Choral Conducting with primary professors Ann Howard Jones, Scott Allen Jarrett, and Peter Sykes and a Bachelors of Music degree from Indiana University in Organ Performance with primary professors Janette Fishell, Bruce Neswick, Jeffrey Smith, and Todd Wilson.
Learn more about Kevin at www.kevinwneel.com.