Saturday Community Choir Concert 6:00pm FREE ADMISSION
DR. GARY BONNER
Dr. Gary Bonner is an internationally recognized conductor and trainer of conductors. He has what is described as an “intangible magic” when it comes to creating choral music, a sound and experience that is related to the connection between the conductor, performers, and audience, creating an elusive, yet identifiable, quality which makes a performance come alive. Dr. Bonner is in great demand as a teacher of both choir directors and singers. He has trained over 700 conductors in his intensive week-long conducting seminars and touched thousands in his weekend choir workshops which have been offered across the United States and Canada. In addition, Dr. Bonner has been regularly invited to offer workshops at major music conferences such as MusiCalifornia, Music Northwest, Christian Artists at Estes Park Colorado, Gospel Music Conference in Nashville, Music Minnesota, Hosanna Music Conference, Music Iowa, Spartanburg, Ridgecrest, Glorietta, Metro Music, and the National Church Music Conference. His philosophy that music is for the masses, not just a select few, permeates his emphasis on communication and relationship through music. Dr. Bonner and his wife Pat have been active in Christian ministry through music and teaching for the 55 years of their marriage. It is our privilege to welcome Dr. Bonner back to First Free Rockford for another exciting Choir Workshop.