Cue the spotlight and shine it directly on Michael Hawes! Michael, Bass-Baritone Singer and Trumpet player, is a member of Chicago based Axiom Brass, is the newly appointed Music Director at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Chicago, and tours around the world singing and playing with groups such as Axiom Brass, the PaTRAM Institute Choirs, Seraphic Fire, the Clarion Choir, St. Tikhon’s Choir, Skylark and more.

Michael said, “It is such an honor to sing with my wonderful and esteemed colleagues in the PaTRAM organization, and has been a huge highlight of my musical life these last several years. Most recently, a concert and recording tour to Saratov, Russia was a thrilling and deeply spiritual experience. Thank you PaTRAM!”

Michael has performed with PaTRAM choirs on three CDs:

  • “The Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom”
  • “Blessed Art Thou among Women”
  • “More Honorable than the Cherubim” (coming very soon)

Michael would like to share with us a piece called, “Dawn’s Awakening”, by Florence Price. To read more about Michael, please take a look at his website,