Accompanist / Associate Conductor
The Chorale's Accompanist / Associate Conductor is Kevin Neel – a Boston-area musician originally from the Charlotte, NC area – whose extraordinary professional accomplishments as organist, collaborative pianist, conductor, singer, and administrator prompted his 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 is Director of Music and Organist at All Saints, Worcester where he directs the All Saints Choir (choristers and adults), manages the music series, oversees music education programs, plays the Rice Memorial Organ (IV/132 Aeolian Skinner Op. 909), and collaborates with Worcester-area music and arts organizations. Previously, he had a long, meaningful association with Emmanuel Church, Boston, where he was Organist and Chapel Choir Director from 2016-2021, Parish Operations Manager from 2019-2021, and the Executive Director for Coro Allegro from 2016-2019.
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, and as a singer with the Marsh Chapel Choir, Emmanuel Music, Cantata Singers, and VOICES 21C.
In December 2016, he co-founded with soprano Carey Shunskisin “et al.,” (formerly "The Brookline Consort") where he continues to serve as co-artistic director, baritone, and primary accompanist for this project-based professional choral ensemble. Learn more about et al. here.
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.