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Charlie Heimermann (narration) ...
Charlie Heimermann narrates paragraph 1 during the performance of the “28th Amendment”.
Charles William Heimermann was introduced to classical music as a young boy while taking voice lessons from Professor Frederick Haywood, in Syracuse, New York. He was soon referred to the Columbus Boychoir in Princeton, New Jersey, where he spent the next two years. After his time with the boychoir he attended Abilene Christian University in Texas. In the years that followed he wrote and performed jazz and rock music in New York, Texas and Tennessee. In 1991, he made his reentry into classical music with his 45 minute composition, Mass of the Angels, which was then recorded in Russia in 1992. Mass of the Angels premiered for the eightieth birthday of Pope John Paul II in May, 2000 in Rome. It premiered in Poland in December of 2000 for the fortieth anniversary of the Szczecin Boychoir.
After the Mass came more sacred choral works, mostly from the Psalms. His work, entitled “A Nashville Spring,” written for full orchestra, was re-orchestrated as a suite for violin and string orchestra to showcase the concertmaster of Orchestra Nashville, who premiered this version in February, 2001, in Nashville, Franklin and Jackson, Tennessee. In 2001, he was named Composer of the Year by the Tennessee Music Teachers Association. He subsequently composed “Jesse’s Shoot” to complete his commission, and performed it for their convention in June 2001. Heimermann sings with the Nashville Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus and the Nashville Choir and frequently serves as bass soloist in performance with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in productions such as The Messiah, The Lord of the Rings Symphony, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Beethoven’s Fidelio. He also serves as a narrator and voice-over talent for a wide variety of industries including the Nashville Symphony, video games, ipod applications and more. He currently resides in Franklin, Tennessee with his family.