Patrick Sinozich Artistic Director
The 2010-2011 season marks the continuation of Patrick's 14th year as Artistic Director of the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus. Patrick holds degrees in music from the University of Cincinnati College–Conservatory of Music and from Northwestern University. He also studied music, psychology and theology at Wayne State University, the University of Detroit Mercy and at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. In addition to CGMC, Patrick serves as the Music Director of Chicago a cappella, the Assistant Music Director at St. Clement’s Catholic Church, and is on the musical staff of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He operates a private vocal coaching studio and appears regularly in vocal and chamber music recitals throughout the United States. An accomplished composer and arranger, Patrick writes and arranges much of the material used in CGMC productions. His arrangements have been sung by choruses across the country including New York, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Denver, Cleveland, Portland and Phoenix. Patrick has produced four CDs for Chicago a cappella and three for the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus.
Kent Bartram Executive Director
Kent Bartram joined Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus as its first Executive Director at the beginning of the 2012-13 Season, signaling an important evolution in the organization’s 30-year history. Kent brings extensive board governance and senior staff operational management experience working with volunteer-driven not-for-profits. Most recently he was the Director of Volunteer Resources and Operational Training with the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust and the founding Board Vice President of the Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry.
Kent has served on many local boards, including ten years with Southport Neighbors Association (one term as President), the Lake View Citizens’ Council, and both the Lakeview and Lincoln Square Chambers of Commerce. While attending the University of Kentucky, Kent served as President of the Student Activities Board which programmed rock concerts, lectures by nationally-known authors and politicians, homecoming and operated the Student Center and the campus movie theater. Kent started his career as a technical writer and marketing manager at Motorola, working on the team that won the very first Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Kent and his partner of 25 years, Terry Wittenberg - a CGMC singing member since 1985 - owned and operated the UPS Stores on Southport and Lincoln Square before moving to Oak Park in 2003, and in 2012 happily returned to Andersonville.
Kent is nearing completion of his upcoming biography of a gay icon, “Staunch Character: Edith Bouvier Beale, Jr. of Grey Gardens,” and he worked on the 2009 HBO film Grey Gardens starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore, where he served as the Research Consultant to writer-director Michael Sucsy.