Lindsay Orr

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Lindsay is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio where it was definitely recognized that music was a part of him from the beginning. His grandmother would say that he could dance before he could walk, and, sing before he could talk. Being born into a family full of basketball players, God truly had a different direction for him early on. By high school, Lindsay had begun what would be his lifeline of musical conquests. Lindsay was the first high school student, male or female, to be in the school band and choir respectively all four years. Through his vision and dedication, he revamped a step dance team of 100 members which is still currently running today, was head of the student gospel choir, and was also a Junior Olympian star track and field athlete.  Although much of high school was a great foundation for him, Lindsay wanted more and decided that going to school for music was the best route to take.

 

Lindsay first headed to Central State University where he received a scholarship for his service in singing in the Grammy nominated Central State University Chorus under the leadership of William H. Caldwell. During that tenure, Lindsay was able to perform with the Cincinnati Pops and Indianapolis Pops Orchestras, traveled on two national tours, and recorded an internationally distributed album of “Porgy & Bess” with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

 

Lindsay later matriculated to Syracuse University under a vocal music scholarship. Syracuse afforded him the ability to test his skills by becoming a member of three different choirs: The Syracuse Men’s Glee Club Chorus, The University Singers, and Black Celestial Choral Ensemble (B.C.C.E.) Gospel Choir, respectively. While in all three choirs, Lindsay became one of the premier soloists. He was also able to become the first student musical director for the Black Celestial Choral Ensemble Gospel Choir and under his supervision and direction, B.C.C.E. recorded their first album in over 25 years. Lindsay became the first Music Business Major to capture a leading role in Syracuse University’s Opera Studio in the production of Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute) as Tamino. Lindsay also was able to perform and work with the Syracuse community with other music groups, productions, and churches until his graduation in May, 2001.

 

Throughout Lindsay’s musical journey, he has participated, educated and created musical streams for others wishing to follow their musical dreams, as well by giving back to his community. Lindsay became the gospel choir director for his high school alma mater, Mt. Healthy High from 2001- 2005. Later, Lindsay became the gospel choir director for Princeton High School. In 2012, under Lindsay’s direction, the Princeton High School Gospel Choir participated in, and captured, the Silver Medal in the nation’s first host of the World Choir Games.

 

Lindsay is the director of Thee Unlimited Ensemble. Since its conception in 2012, Thee Unlimited Ensemble has raised over 5,000 can and non-perishable foods, and over 3,000 lbs worth of clothes for the homeless through their annual #GIVEBACK Concerts.  Lindsay has shared the same stage and/or opened for ministers of music whom he admires such as: Shirley Murdock, Byron Cage, Pastor Rodney Posey and Praise, Pastor Jonathan Dunn, Virtue, Tonex, Tarsha’ McMillan-Hamilton, Lisa McClendon, Deborah Killings, Anthony Hamilton, Karen Clark-Sheard,  Kierra Kiki Sheard, and Fred Hammond just to name a few.  This is something that Lindsay has desired to do since a child; to minister before the nations.

 

Throughout Lindsay’s career, he has maintained a solid record for being very dependable and a hard worker. In recent years, he has worked with an array of college choirs including Syracuse University’s B.C.C.E. Gospel Choir, Central State University’s Concert Chorale, and has also stepped into the coaching side of the music industry. Currently he consults, develops and creates events with many production companies and record labels under the moniker, The Krysalis.

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