• Translator (German/French/Italian-to-English)
  • Baritone, church soloist/cantor
  • Information technology engineer
  • Contact: richard@chonak.com

Published translations

Other translation projects

Church musician

  • 2016-present: chant choir, St. Adelaide Church, Peabody, MA
  • 2016-2018: cantor/soloist, St. Patrick Church and St. Linus Church, Natick, MA
  • 2011-2018: cantor/soloist, St. Joseph Church, Lincoln, MA (St. Julia Parish, Weston/Lincoln)
  • Stepping Stone Chant Project
  • Schola Amicorum
  • Plainchant studies under Michael Ferry and Robert B. Hill, also Scott Turkington and Theodore Marier.

Work history

23 years of experience in information technology in research and academic environments: Unix system administration, web applications development, technical support.

Music studies

Bachelor of Music, 2015, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Music Performance (vocal). Student of Mark Andrew Cleveland (2010-2015). Previously: Robert Gartside, Johannah Segarich, and Susan Dill.

Participant in these ensembles:

  • 2016 – present: chant choir, St. Adelaide Church, Peabody, MA
  • Masterworks Chorale of Boston (2009 – )
  • Oriana Consort (2015 – 2017)
  • At university: U. Mass. Lowell University Choir (2010, 2012 academic years) and U. Mass. Lowell Chamber Singers (2011, 2013)
  • Past seasons: Concord Chorus, Polymnia Choral Society, Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, Back Bay Chorale

Web projects

Informative Catholic sites which I recommend

Personal interests

Previous studies

  • Sc.M., Harvard University (Applied Mathematics)
  • B.S., University of New Hampshire (Mathematics; minor in German)

Contact Information:

  • richard@chonak.com