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Graeme Brown

Tenor I

Graeme Edward Brown has been singing since an early age, starting in the children's choir at Christ Ascension Lutheran Church, in Philadelphia. He joined the Keystone State Boychoir (KSB) at the age of seven, where he had the pleasure of growing up and singing with other members of the Quintave singers. Through KSB, Graeme had numerous music-making opportunities, including performing in the children's chorus of various operas with Opera Philadelphia, and a supporting role in the International Opera Theatre's original production of Jago, a sequel to Verdi’s Otello performed in both the United States and Italy. Some of his favorite works he has sung are Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Britten's A Ceremony of Carols (for which he sang the soprano solo in the Balulalow movement), and Brahms' Liebeslieder Walzer. Graeme has sung in over 10 countries across four continents, including Russia, Germany, Australia, and South Africa. Graeme is currently studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he sings Tenor in the University Glee Club.

Calvin Isaac Wamser

Tenor II

Calvin Isaac Wamser began singing in choirs as a young person at his local church. His passion for music began to flourish as he began playing the flute in school and joined the Keystone State Boychoir (KSB). Having spent 8 years in the choir, he met and befriended the other members of the Quintave Singers at a young age, as well as sung on 6 continents. Calvin also began his first formal compositional instruction at KSB, studying under Sheridan Seyfried alongside fellow Quintave Singer, Matthew Flynn.

Calvin is currently a second-year student at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in Music Composition and Global Studies with minors in Conducting and Gender Studies, with compositional instruction by R. James Whipple. Calvin’s works have been performed in multiple countries including South Africa and Russia, and by multiple ensembles in the Carnegie Mellon School of Music as well as by the Keystone State Boychoir. Calvin mostly writes choral music highly influenced by early sacred music of Hildegard von Bingen among others, and 21st century choral composers such as Ola Gjeilo and Eric Whitacre.

Charles Wentz

Baritone

Charles Wentz is the baritone of The Quintave Singers. He has spent more than 6 years singing professionally in church choirs, various school and collegiate choirs, the Epiphany Singers, and is an alumnus of the Keystone State Boychoir.

Charles has been featured in such works as Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, as well as excerpts from Bernstein's Mass, Schumann's Liederkreis, and Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel. Charles is also a composer of choral a capella works, with settings of the traditional Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, with influences from Morten Lauridsen, James MacMillan, and Marcel Duruflé.

Matthew Flynn

Bass I

Composer, singer, and sound engineer, Matthew Flynn had the pleasure of singing with the other members of the Quintave Singers as part of the Keystone State Boychoir, in Philadelphia, for 8 years prior to the group's formation. His first experience with music was playing the piano, at age 5, but he found his passion for music in singing and writing. Matthew has sung at World Premiers, performed in 17 languages, and has toured internationally to four continents. He's also performed with the renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, most recently at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Matthew is currently pursuing simultaneous degrees in Music for New Media at the Peabody Conservatory, and Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, MD. Matthew's original music is influenced by Randall Thompson, Eric Whitacre, and Micheal League, among others. His works have been performed in multiple countries, by such groups as the Worchester String Quartet and the Keystone State Boychoir. Matthew is most interested in composing soundtracks for video games, television, and movies, and to this end, he's collaborated with numerous filmmakers and multimedia content creators.

Ben Cerauli

Bass II

Ben Cerauli began performing at the age of six, first in musical theatre and piano, before joining the Keystone State Boychoir in 3rd grade. Since then, he has traveled with KSB on four concert tours to Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Germany, Czech Republic, and South Africa performing the works of Bach, Bernstein, Brahms, and Britten among others. Ben has also studied piano for 14 years, specializing in the works of Romantic composers such as Sergei Rachmaninoff and Franz Liszt and performing in prestigious venues such as Capella Hall in St. Petersburg.

Ben currently studies at Emerson College in Boston, where he is majoring in film production. He writes, directs, and edits short films, music videos, and documentaries that have placed in both local and international film competitions.