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Glenn Davis Rowen (January 22, 1933 - December 20, 1992) was a singer and member of the New York City Opera chorus.
Glenn Davis Rowen was born in Roswell, New Mexico, and was a graduate of Indiana University.
He joined the United States Army and from 1956 to 1962 served in Germany. After discharge he remained in Germany and sang with the Munich Opera and the Munich Chamber Choir.
Back in the United States, he sang with the New York City Opera chorus and also with the American Chamber Opera, the Robert Shaw Chorale, the Harry Belafonte Singers and the De Paur Chorus.
The Belafonte Folk Singers was not a choir, it was about twelve soloists forming a group. This group of singers and musicians conducted by Robert DeCormier was founded in 1957 to follow Harry Belafonte along the tours. They were very successful and talented and they made three records on their own. They can also be heard on a number of other recordings with Harry Belafonte.
Rowen died on December 20, 1992, at his home in Manhattan, due to AIDS, according to Susan Woelzl, the New York City Opera's director of publicity.
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