To the Singing Men of Oak Brook, music is a performing art, and performers need an audience. While we recognize that God Himself is our ultimate audience, we know that we will serve Him through our music by serving you our listeners. We're grateful that you choose to attend our concerts, and we look forward to singing to you again in the future.
Reid Taylor studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music. It was there that he conducted many sacred chorus ensembles performing throughout the Cleveland area. He served as Music Director of the Vasa Voices, an ensemble dedicated to performing choral works in the Swedish language. An accomplished collaborative pianist, Reid tenured as staff accompanist at the Tyrolean Opera Program in 2014 where he accompanied Puccini's Tosca. As tenor soloist he sang the role of Spoletta in that opera as well. During the 2009/2010 season, Reid tenured as Assistant to the Conductor of the Pittsburgh Opera. In 2016 he conducted a production of de Falla's La via breve with the Great Lakes Light Opera for the One World Festival in Cleveland Ohio. He has performed throughout the United States and abroad as a solo pianist. As tenor soloist and avid linguist with a degree in German Literature and a minor in French and Italian from Case Reserve University, he put his linguistic skills to practice in many tenor roles at the Cleveland Institute Opera Theater and there received the Elizabeth Stoeckler Prize in German Lieder from the facualty. Reid enjoys composing musical arrangements and some of his works are performed by the Cleveland Orchestra. Mr. Taylor resides in Chicago's North Shore with his much loved Beagle, Tammy-Sue.
Margo Misiaszek was born in Tarnow, Poland. She began her piano education at an early age. At six years of age, she studied at the Ignacy Paderewski School of Music. In high school, Margo joined Trio da Camera directed by Krzysztof Krawczynski (director of Sinfonieta Cracoviensis) and participated in numerous Chamber Music Festivals and Competitions in Poland. She began studies with Marek Koziak, professor of the Music Academy in Cracow. In 1997 she received a scholarship to the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University where she studied with Pawel Checinski. She regularly performed in chamber and solo recitals in the US, Poland and Portugal. Margo’s Master-Classes were with Garrick Ohlsson, David Schrader, Menahem Pressler, Bella Davidovich, Ludmila Lazar, Emilio del Rosario. In 2005 she performed at Nazzareno Carusi’s lecture at NEIU. She is the recipient of a full scholarship to the Performance and Pedagogy Master’s Program at Northeastern Illinois University studying with Mikhail Yanovitsky. She also studied with some of the best pedagogues in the field - Dr. Bruce Berr and Dr. Elyse Mach to develop her teaching passion..Margo has 20 years of piano teaching experience. She currently is teaching piano at her private music studio. Since 2014 she has been the a staff accompanist of the 100 voice Chancel Choir at Christ Church of Oak Brook directed by Noelle Combs.