Mike Popplewell


Michael Popplewell


Mike’s joined St Charles Singers in 2005.  Originally hailing from Rochester, New York, Mike misses the type of burger joint where they can find an excuse to put hot sauce on just about any fast food meat product, which in turn adds spice and more meat.  Oh and don’t get me started on what you call buffalo wings and pizza here in the Midwest… But the Midwest is where his wife and children are, thus it is home to him now.

Mike graduated from the State University of New York-Geneseo with a BA in vocal performance and received the Master of Music in Education from Ithaca College.  He's been choir director for Elmwood Park High School since 2002 and is also choral director for the youth and adult choirs at The United Methodist Church of Geneva.  He enjoys riding with his energizer bunny on his helmet in charity bike rides such as the MS150 for Multiple Sclerosis and at one time rode 530 miles in 6 days in the Heartland AIDSRide.

Mike has been happily married to his wife Julie for 8 blissful years and they have 3 beautiful children: Leah, Melanie, and Charlie.  As the parents of three children in just over three years, the answer to the stranger who watched us struggling to bring our children into a restaurant with bottles, diapers, and baby carrier in tow is “Yes, we have a television at home.”

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