We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of Inspirata, Wendell Valdez!
Wendell joins us as a Bass and currently calls Dallas, TX, home after living in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma over the years. Born and raised in Metro Manila, Philippines, he grew up singing in choirs and taking piano lessons. He and his family emigrated to the United States when he was in his late teens. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a BBA in Computer Information Systems.
While attending ULM, Wendell studied private voice and sang with the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. On occasion, he accompanied other voice students and was a pianist for a couple of choral ensembles on campus. After college, he sang with church choirs and performed in musicals that include Bella Vista Players’ production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ where he played the role of Motel the tailor, and Arkansas Public Theatre’s production of ‘The Music Man’ where he played the role of Olin Britt, the barbershop quartet’s bass.
In Dallas, Wendell sang with the Chancel Choir and Vox Nova at First United Methodist Church, was staff accompanist for FUMC children’s choirs, and performed with the Arts District Chorale for 5 seasons. Currently, he sings with the Chancel Choir at Lake Highlands United Methodist Church and the Mobile Music Ministry ensemble that performs at various nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the Dallas metroplex.
Please join us in welcoming Wendell to Inspirata!