Matt Alber is one of the few openly gay singer-songwriters out there. His video for "End of the World" may have one of the most romantic endings our community has seen on YouTube. He returns to his roots in Chicago for an important date Wed., May 25.
Windy City Times: Hello, Matt. I can't stop watching your video for "End of the World." Tell me about your background.
Matt Alber: I am glad you like it. I grew up in the Midwest, in St. Louis. I was born in Wichita, Kan. I was always a choir geek. I started singing in choirs when I was a little kid. I went to school for classical music after high school. I was always on the fence between classical and pop music. I loved singing Handel arias and then Billy Joel. I did both on my senior recital.
I continued that practice onto my adulthood. I moved to California after college to join a group called Chanticleer and toured for five years with that professional group. They have 12 members and they are a full-time classical group. I got to sing in a choir for a living, which I didn't think was possible. We made a bunch of records for Warner Brothers. Two of them won Grammys when I was with the group.
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