David Loden – Conductor
Born in Detroit, Michigan and growing up in Southern California, David Loden was composing from the age of 10. David was the youngest member of the Roger Wagner Chorale and studied solfege with Salli Terri, and choral conducting with Roger Wagner. His vocal training was with Metropolitan Opera tenor Anthony Marlowe, and he has performed 29 standard operatic roles professionally. He was Production Manager of the Joffrey Ballet for three years, seeing 22 new productions mounted. David immigrated to Israel in 1974; has performed in commercial films, operas, and concerts. He has written in Hebrew an opera “David and Batsheva”, four Cantatas and has conducted a country-wide concert choir “Zamarei Hallel” for four years. He founded the “Liturgi-Kal” Choir in 2009 and conducted the “Messiah” in Hebrew in December, 2010 and 2011. Since then, the Hebrew “Messiah” has been presented every year on the week before Passover. He has translated works by Handel, Vivaldi, Bach, Charpentier and Brahms (the “German Requiem”.) He is the resident conductor of the “Liturgi-Kal” Concert Choir.