American baritone Randal Turner, who was born in Montgomery County, will be performing at the 10:30 a.m. worship service on March 21 at First Christian Church.

Turner graduated from North Montgomery High School and began studying music and ballet at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. He then studied voice at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music under renowned teacher Richard Miller and at Indiana Jacobs University School of Music with Dale Moore and Margaret Harshaw.

Turner is now a resident of Zurich, Switzerland

He has been hailed as a fine singing actor and consummate musician with a voice described as both warm and commanding. This versatile artist's repertoire includes all periods of opera, concert and oratorio. Turner also performs frequently as a recitalist. He will be making his North American debut in 2010 as Don Giovanni with the Michigan Opera Theater in Detroit.