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Chad Louwerse

Voice - Classical

Chad Louwerse

Canadian Bass-Baritone Chad Louwerse was singled out in Chabrier's l'Étoile by Claude Gingras of La Presse who wrote, "for pure comedy, first distinction goes to Chad Louwerse." He made his European debut as Bernadino in Berlioz' Benvenuto Cellini with l'Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg, France. In Canada he has been engaged by Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera, Edmonton Opera, and l'Opéra de Montréal, among others.

An active oratorio singer and recitalist, Chad's concert repertoire includes Handel's Messiah, the Bach Mass in B-minor, the Brahms and Mozart Requiem and Mendelssohn's Elijah. He is a winner of both the CBC Westcoast Performance Pacific Spotlight competition and the Début competition and has given recitals broadcast on CBC Radio Two.

Chad teaches singing at Western University, Wilfred Laurier University, and has an active private voice studio alongside his performance career. He completed a Doctor of Musical Arts at Western University studying the Liederbuch des Hafis by Viktor Ullmann.