Did you know . . . ?
. . . that as a young child growing up in central Nebraska, Eric Dale Knapp proclaimed to his parents that he “could not go on living without a piano”, thus foreshadowing a brilliant career in music?
. . . that Eric is a graduate of Drake University, in DesMoines, Iowa and has also studied at the Julliard School in New York?
. . . that Eric is also Artistic Director and Conductor of the New Jersey Choral Society and has led both groups in many highly-acclaimed joint performances over the last 10 years?
. . . that Eric has conducted members of the Connecticut Choral Society on tour in world-class concert halls including Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Shanghai’s Oriental Arts Center, Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall, Prague’s Dvorak Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, and the Southwark Cathedral in London?
. . . that in a European tour in 2015, Eric directed members of CCS and NJCS at the Church of the Madeleine in Paris in a performance of the Fauré Requiem, where Fauré himself was organist?
. . . that this summer, Eric will be directing members of CCS and NJCS in a performance of the Verdi Requiem in Lake Como, Italy, where Verdi himself made his home for much of his professional life?
. . . that at numerous international music festivals around the world, Eric has conducted choruses as large as 400 singers accompanied by orchestras of over 100 musicians?