Choice to Rejoice
BIOGRAPHY Michael Hartzo Michael Hartzo was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. He began singing in the Burton Hill Elementary School Choir. Michael realized he had a passion for singing during this time. He continued singing in Choral Groups until he arrived in High School. He took voice and sang in the Acappella Choir for four years, were he studied music under the tutelage of Mrs. Donna Norton (Opera Singer/Pianist). He went to State Competitions where he obtained a score of (One's) for his performances. Michael recommitted his life to Christ when he was nineteen. Although Michael had the opportunity to sing for some major Opera Companies, he chose to commit his life, writing and singing talents to the Lord. Since then, Michael has been singing at weddings, banquets, church's, concerts and any open door where he can share the gospel message through song. Michael's intent is to edify the body of Christ, and to draw individuals into His presence, and an uncompromisingly, unwavering walk with the Lord. Some of the singers and artist that have influenced Michael are: Celine Dion, Pavarotti, Elvis Presley, Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, Dallas Holm and Carman. To name a few. Choice to Rejoice is Michael's first Adult Contemporary, Inspirational Christian music CD Project, which he wrote and produced. This has been a long time dream/vision since the early days of 1979 when he decided to commit his gifts and talents to the Lord. Michael and his wife Helen, of twenty seven plus years have three children Amy, Cherish, and Michael Jr. They have been in the ministry for over twenty two years, ministering to children, singing and serving in the local church. Michael and Helen served as Ordained Minister's as well as a Soloist at Calvary Temple Church in Kerrville, Texas under the direction of Senior Pastor Del Way for fourteen years. They relocted to Frisco,Texas and have been volunteering and serving in a local church, Hope Fellowship in Frisco. Michael's songs have much variety, from up tempo contemporary styles, to beautiful ballads, to novelty songs with a big band feel. What ever the occasion your sure to be touched by this anointed, uplifting, inspiried music!!. Please pray for Michael and his family, as they endeavor to lift up the name of Christ through song! You can E-Mail Michael at: firstname.lastname@example.org.