Zacharie Fogal was born in Timmins Ontario Canada. His love for classical music has brought him over to Europe, where he performs as a soloist all over Switzerland and its neighbouring countries.
Zacharie completed his Bachelor in vocal performance at Wilfrid Laurier University where he studied with Professor Daniel Lichti. In 2014 Zacharie began his studies in Zurich Switzerland at the Zurich school of the Arts. There he obtained both a Masters in vocal performance and a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy studying with Professor Scot Weir.
Zacharie is earning a reputation as a sensitive and versatile artist and is sought after as both a soloist and chamber ensemble singer. As a soloist he has performed in many Bach Cantatas, in Monteverdi Marienvespers and various Oratorios. Highlights so far have been the title role in Handel's Judas Maccabeus, the title role in Saint Nicholas by Britten, tenor soloist in ‘Petite Messe Solonelle’ by Rossini, tenor soloist in the B minor mass and Magnificat by J.S. Bach and the role of Uriel from Haydn's Die Schöpfung. With the Ensemble Corund he sang the role of the Evangelist in both the St. John and St. Matthew Passions. Zacharie regularly performs with ensembles such as Schweizer Vokalconsort, Ensemble Corund and J.S. Bach Stiftung, just to name a few.
Zacharie is a vocal member in his ensemble, Le Quintette des Barbus de derrière les Fagots (www.quintettedesbarbus.com), a vocal accapella men’s quintet performing throughout Switzerland. He can also be heard performing as a member of the FogalMay Vokalquartett.
Zacharie is a passionate vocal pedagogue, teaching at the Diözesane Musikschule St. Gallen in Rapperswil SG.
Additionally, his vocal achievements have been recognized in the NATS competition with the “Most Promising Singer” award and the “Audience Favourite” award in the TD Canada Trust Festival Competition. Zacharie took part multiple times in the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute and also performed Bach’s Coffee Cantata with Tafelmusik at the Stratford Summer Music Festival.
Zacharie has never forgotten his roots, appearing as a guest soloist with the Timmins Concert Singers and the Timmins Symphony Orchestra performing Handel's Messiah. Over the last few years, he and his wife, Deborah Fogal have been organizing and performing concerts and Masterclasses in Timmins in partnership with the Porcupine Music Festival.