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Joseph Valles

Location: Georgia, USA
Bass/Baritone Choral singer, Atlanta and Athens, Georgia USA, with a background in early music. 
 
Sang under direction of Robert Shaw in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus.  Was a member of the University of Georgia Mens' Glee Club, directed by Dr. Pierce Arant in Athens, and the Athens early music ensemble, Voix Fort Cleres, directed by David Schiller.  Also sang with the University Collegium Musicum.  Sometime singer of traditional church service music at St. Stephens Anglican Church in Athens, Georgia during the 1980's. 
 
A composer of choral music.  Author of A Discography of Early Music. 
 
Currrently sings with Atlanta choir, Chorale II, directed by Dr. James McRaney.  Also is a folk musician playing a variety of instruments, and was particularly active in Athens, Georgia, especially in the Irish folkgroup, Blackwater, led by Uilleann piper James Dunning.  Also performed with the Athens, Georgia Bluegrass group, Southern Crescent. 
 
Youtube commentary, often of a musical nature, under username jevalles.  Also maintains a lending library of choral music, and is a specialist antiquarian music bookseller since the 1980's:
 
 
Has historical materials related to choral singing in Georgia displayed at:
 
 
Contributed several historical articles, reminiscences and images concerning the University of Georgia Mens' Glee Cub and other male choral groups at the UGA Mens' Glee Club Alumni site:
 
 
Lives in Stockbridge, GA

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