Bass singer and civic activist from Buffalo, New York, who attended the experimental City Honors School, Swarthmore College, and Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he was a member of The Harvard University Choir and appeared on their yuletide offering, Christmas in the Busch. He also helped start the Harvard Living Wage Campaign, which resulted in more than two-thousand university employees receiving about ten million dollars in benefit and wage increases. After meeting Eric Walker, he co-founded People United for Sustainable Housing, or PUSH, which helps improve housing, job, and living conditions in the Buffalo area.
Harvard University Choir recordings
Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
Pro Organo CD 7134 (Christmas in the Busch)
Conductor – Murray Forbes Somerville
Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra
Director – Robert Mealy
The Harvard Brass
Soprano – Awet Andemichael
Bass – Mark Risinger
Organists – Erica Johnson and Edward Jones
Here he is talking about Sustainable Urban Housing….