Sine Nomine choral ensemble
Reinventing early music.
Michael Galib, Artistic Director

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Our Director

Michael Galib leads Sine Nomine's 28th season.



Michael Galib is delighted to join Sine Nomine as Artistic Director for the choir's 28th season. Mr. Galib was formerly the Assistant Conductor with the Providence Singers and pianist with the Rhode Island Children's Chorus for many years, and has performed as pianist with the Rhode Island All-State Choruses since 2015. He has also served as Music Director of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County for over a decade.

Having graduated with honors in composition from New England Conservatory, his piece Different Ways to Pray was premiered by the Providence Singers in 2017. Winner of the 2004 International Trumpet Guild Composition Competition, The Moffett-Klein Phenomenon has been widely performed, including by students at the Cincinnati Conservatory, New England Conservatory, as well as led and performed professionally by former members of the Boston Symphony, Canadian Brass, and Israel Philharmonic.

Fluent in French, Mr. Galib directed choral offerings and gave recitals at the summer French School of Middlebury College for a decade. He maintains a studio of private piano students throughout Rhode Island, as well as online.

A brief history

Sine Nomine was founded in 1993 by Glenn Giuttari as a celebration of the a cappella choral sound. A native to the area, Glenn studied musicology at Brown University with the organ as his principal instrument. He taught at Salve Regina University, leading the chorus and serving as department chair before being appointed Director of Music for the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in the Diocese of Fall River. Glenn studied harpsichord with John Gibbons and began building harpsichords in 1969, focusing on smaller instruments and continuo organs throughout his career. He is currently the harpsichordist with The Greybeards, and continues his early keyboard work in Rehoboth, MA.

Giuttari led Sine Nomine in many artistic accomplishments, including commissions & premieres of new works. Throughout his tenure there were collaborations with the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra, the Boston Camerata and the National Convention of the Organ Historical Society (2005). Giuttari directed Sine Nomine for 13 years, including our 25th anniversary year in 2017.

In addition to his involvement with Sine Nomine, Giuttari was a co-founder of the Providence Singers
, was music director of Cabot Street Playhouse (Gilbert & Sullivan), and is a past president of the American Choral Directors Association.

Other past Directors:
Paul Cienniwa 2006-2012
Joseph Fort 2013-2014
Daniel P. Ryan 2015-2017
John Verkuilen 2018-2019