It might be said that Max has been training for 43 years to play this role, the Vicar of Ploverleigh. However, he does not believe that his first song in the show is a true statement of his feeling about himself.
Born in South Point, Ohio, he and his wife, Cledith, came to Canada in 1961. This is his seventh year with Scarborough Gilbert and Sullivan, the first two as musical director. He has served on the G & S Executive for three years, this year as President.
In high school he was active in both instrumental and vocal music. A member of the school's band, he also took part in State competition as a soloist and as part of ensemble groups. In Canada he directed the Chorus while on staff at Great Lakes Christian College in Beamsville. In Meaford he formed the Meaford Kiwanis Youth Chorus during the town's centennial, 1974, and directed the group until it disbanded in 1980. In Meaford he sang high tenor in a gospel quartet, "The King's Couriers".
Since coming to Canada he has served as an Evangelist with Churches of Christ in Hamilton, Port Colborne, Fenwick, Grimsby, Meaford and here in Toronto.
Max enjoys being a part of Scarborough Gilbert and Sullivan and invites you to consider joining for our 40th year, 2004 - 2005.