Michael Kurschat received his Bachelor of Music degree from The King’s University College in 2000, a Master of Music degree in choral conducting in 2003, and an Education after-degree in 2011 from the University of Alberta.
As a baritone, Michael has studied with Elizabeth Raycroft, Paul Grindlay, Leonard Ratzlaff and Laurie Fagnan and has been heard as a concert soloist in many of Bach’s cantatas, St. John Passion, B Minor Mass, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, and Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with groups including Da Camera Singers, i Coristi Chamber Choir, Pro Coro Canada, Richard Eaton Singers, Alberta Baroque Ensemble, Kantorei Choir in Calgary and the Okanagan Festival Singers.
On several occasions he has been heard on the CBC Radio 2 program Choral Concert with Pro Coro Canada. He was recently featured as a soloist with Pro Coro Canada in a Canadian Choral Celebration produced by Soundstreams in Toronto.
He has been a core member and regular soloist with Pro Coro Canada since 2000 and has established himself as an anchor member. His smooth, powerful voice leads him to be in demand as a chorister and soloist throughout the city and beyond.
He currently teaches music at Keenooshayo Elementary School in St. Albert, Alberta, and loves to hear children sing.