Choral Scholars presented

On Sunday, September 17, Director of Music, Donald Hunt, introduced the Choral Scholars for 2017/18. They are as follows:

Soprano:

Jessica Wagner is a Masters’ Voice student at U Vic and comes from Alberta. She is studying with Benjamin Butterfield and is also an accomplished pianist and a Teaching Assistant at the University.

Alto:

Heidi Worrell returns for a second year with us, and continues her studies in Music Education.

Cassidy Stahr is a second year music student at UVic and comes from Port Coquitlam, BC. She studies voice with Susan Young.

Tenor:

We’re delighted to welcome back Joé Lampron-Dandonneau for a second year. Joé is originally from Montreal, and continues his Master’s degree in voice with Benjamin Butterfield.

Choir stalwart Adam Schmidt returns to the Cathedral Choir, and is continuing his studies with Nancy Argenta. I was really pleased to have Adam’s support over much of the summer period as well.

Carson Moore joins us and U Vic for his first year of a BMus in voice. He hails from Calgary, where he’s been singing for the past 3 years. Last year he sang in the Spiritus chamber choir.

Bass:

Daniel McCrae returns for a 3rd year at the cathedral after a brief hiatus. He is not only a talented choral singer, but also an electrical engineer.

Basso profundo William Constable continues with the choir and continues his studies with the aim of becoming an operatic bass. He also has advanced training as a clarinetist.