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Lee Eiseman, publisher; Robert Levin, advisor; David Moran, assisting editor; Bettina A. Norton, emerita editor
About: Charles Olegar
Performer-producer-writer Charles Olegar is known to Berkshire audiences for his Bach & Beyond organ recitals and as the producer of several chamber music series; since 2003 he has served as music director of Great Barrington's St. James Episcopal Church. Earlier in his career he toured nationally and internationally with the Grand Rapids Choir of Men & Boys, which he formed in 1989. While in Michigan, Olegar served as music reviewer for the Grand Rapids Press, and continues writing professionally as a program annotator and publicist. He currently is working on his second book based on his two-decades of choral work in Michigan, as he heads a consulting team for the musical development of the Saint James Place arts complex in Great Barrington.
Olegar's credentials as a performer include three CD's from his Bach & Beyond organ series, along with a multi-disc archival collection featuring the Grand Rapids Choir of Men & Boys.