Pedro "Pete" Aviles - Baritone
    Born in “ Da Bronx ” and raised in Spanish Harlem in NYC, Pete experienced the glory days of Doo Wop first-hand from street corner groups whose harmonies could be heard most any summer night emanating from the stone structure that supported the Penn-Central railroad. The love of a capella music has stayed with him throughout his own singing career. Pete has been a chorister and soloed with several area groups including the Schenectady Choral Society (most recently as the baritone soloist performing R.V.Williams' “Five Mystical Songs”), the Burnt-Hills Oratorio Society, Burnt-Hills Oratorio Repertory Singers, Saint Clare's Choraliers, Saratoga Choral Festival and the Catholic Chorale. Pete has performed in several area churches including the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany as cantor and soloist. He studies voice with Karen Ranung of Albany.
    Pete has been a cantor for over 10 years at Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church in Niskayuna as well as lead singer with “The Ice Cream Tones”, a barbershop group, which performed at Fatima 's 50th Anniversary celebration during the summer of 2005.
    Pete has been employed by the Social Security Administration for over 30 years most recently as a technical expert. In addition, he is the current president of American Federation of Government Employees Local 3343, representing 15 field offices throughout New York State.
    Pete is the Board Secretary with Hometown Health Center of Schenectady, the Burnt-Hills Oratorio Society as well as the Better Life Empowerment Center of Schenectady and past President of the Latino Action Coalition also of Schenectady.
   Pete is happily married to his lovely wife Jeanne for over 31 years. They moved to the capital area over 25 years ago, now residing in Rotterdam.
    Pete's passions include music making, listening to his very extensive eclectic music collection, cross-stitching and civic involvement.