Kurt Kelley

Music Director/Conductor

Kurt Kelley (Music Director/Conductor) is honored and delighted to lead this incredible group of men-some of the finest singers in the area.

Since arriving in the desert in 2018 Kurt has sung and performed with A Cabbello, Desert Carolers, and the Palm Springs Gay Men’s Chorus. Previous professional singing experiences include The St. George Choral Society in New York City, and the Nebraska Choral Arts Society in Omaha, Nebraska. He served as the Vocal and Choral Music instructor at Fordham High School for the Arts in NYC. He was and continues to be in-demand as a professional pianist, conductor, accompanist, church musician, vocal coach and music director.

Kurt has an extensive musical theater and musical direction background, working with performers at every level of ability and experience, from Regional and Off-Broadway and cabarets, to college, community and high school theater. He is especially proud of his contributions to the nationally recognized and award-winning Drama Club at Nyack High School (NY). Past productions there include the first-ever non-professional pilot production of Phantom of the Opera, as well as Titanic, Cats, Parade, Xanadu, Big River, the Drowsy Chaperone, Aida and a host of others. Other professional conducting credits include In the Heights, Oliver, The Music Man, Nine, Ragtime, Company, Assassins, Sunday in the Park With George, Violet, Closer Than Ever, Amahl and the Night Visitors and Sweeney Todd.

In addition to A Cabbello duties Kurt is the Director of Choirs at Desert Hot Springs High School, in Desert Hot Springs. Kudos to this group of performers and my colleague, Linda Moran; and thank you, dear audience, for your continued support!