Linda Radtke, the host of the VPR Choral Hour, has spent a lot of time through the years in the VPR studio singing with Counterpoint and other choral ensembles, volunteering for pledge drives, and recording for the commentary series.
She comes to us from WCVT, where she hosted Vermont Notes and the Classic Vermont Choral Hour, produced daily arts calendars and hosted the morning show from time to time. A frequent alto soloist for the Oriana Singers and other regional groups, Linda has a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and two Masters degrees from UVM. For the Vermont Humanities Council, she presents research on old Vermont songs throughout the state. Linda taught English for 31 years at Harwood Union High School in Duxbury, and now trains teachers for Vermont NEA and enjoys life in an 1831 farmhouse in Middlesex with her husband, Dr. Robert Jervis.
Linda is passionate about classical music of all kinds, but has a special fondness for Bach, Handel, and Gilbert and Sullivan operas, in which she has played most of the mean alto ladies.