Amabile has a big presence in the Ontario Youth Choir – AYS’s Josee Landy & Alysha Child, AYME’s Eric Ghobril, Mikolai Kawai, Robert Hutson, and Adrian Armenti are among the 40 OYC choir members, as they begin their workshops August 14-23 at the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western University. Led by some of Canada’s finest choral conductors, the Ontario Youth Choir is widely praised for its choral excellence and innovative and adventurous programming.
Catch the choir in concert at The Chapel at Windemere on the Mount, 1486 Richmond Street on Friday August 21st, 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25. Students/Seniors $20 and children under 12 are free. Tickets available from Eventbrite and at the door. Order yours online here.
This year’s conductor is Bob Anderson, who was a member of the Ontario Youth Choir from its inaugural year in 1971 through to 1976. He holds Bachelor of Music and Education Degrees from the University of Western Ontario, where he studied choral conducting with Deral Johnson, and a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati. He performed with the Elmer Iseler Singers for four seasons, and his choral arrangements and compositions are published with several Canadian publishers. He has taught vocal and instrumental music in the Peel District School Board since 1991.
OYC is an unforgettable experience; fun and friendship for the singers, and extraordinary training with skilled professionals. There are now over 1,300 OYC alumni who continue to enrich their communities as choristers, conductors, accompanists, composers, educators and soloists. Ontario Youth Choir is proudly supported by Choirs Ontario