Artistic Director & Conductor (Emeritus)

Noah Horn, Arianne Abela and family have moved on to Massachusetts. We greatly appreciate their time spent with Oakland Choral Society and other local choirs. Both made excellent contributions to the local music scene. Stay tuned for trips from Noah or Arianne to the Detroit or the Midwest. 

We are in the third year of using Noah Horn as our Artistic Director and Choral Conductor. We are thrilled to have him back and look forward to working with him in learning the Baroque Classics.

Noah Horn is the Artistic Director of Oakland Choral Society.

Noah Horn comes to us from several previous choir conducting positions. We are excited to have him lead us in our 41st season.

Noah Horn

At Wayne State University in Detroit, he directs the choral program, where he conducts three choirs, supervises the master's program in choral conducting, and teaches aural skills. He also serves as artistic director of Audivi, a professional chamber vocal ensemble with an extensive repertory. On weekends he directs the music program at Grosse Pointe Woods Presbyterian Church.

Noah holds degrees in conducting and organ from Yale University and Oberlin College. In the past he has served as interim Director of Choral Activities at Western Michigan University, artistic director of The Madison Chorale, conductor of the Wesleyan University Orchestra, and director of the professional choirs at Christ Church, New Haven. As a professional tenor, he has sung with Conspirare, Yale Choral Artists, Yale Schola Cantorum, sounding light, and several other nationally-recruited ensembles, with whom he has recorded albums for Naxos and Delos. As an organist he has given recitals across the US and in Germany. In 2014–15 his compositions received several premieres in Michigan and Illinois. Venturing over to reality television, he appeared in the final rounds of America’s Got Talent 2013 with 3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra. He hails from Davenport, Iowa, and resides in Detroit.


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