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KSMF is excited to present
our 23rd performance of
7:00 pm, Saturday, December 16
Knox Presbyterian Church
345 Durham St., Kincardine
Special Guest Conductor:
The Elora Singers, Elora Festival, Grand Philharmonic Choir
Principal Choir Conductor & Organist:
Soprano: Katy Clark
Alto: Gena van Oosten
Tenor: Matt Chittick
Bass: Johnathon Kirby
with Orchestra Grey Bruce
and the Saugeen County Chorus
16 and younger free
Available in Kincardine at
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Online at TicketScene
and at the Door.
This will be a fabulous concert, guaranteed to lift your spirits!
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Mark Vuorinen holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Toronto and Master of Music degree from Yale University’s School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music where he received full scholarship. A well-known Canadian conductor, Mark is the artistic director and conductor of the Grand Philharmonic Choir, and is the director of the Elora Festival Singers.
The Elora Singers, under his direction , has established an international reputation as one of Canada’s finest professional choirs. Founded in 1980, it is the ensemble-in-residence of the Elora Festival for three weeks each summer, in addition to presenting a regular concert series, producing recordings, and touring across Canada and internationally.
A recipient of many awards, Mark was named the E. Stanley Sedar Scholar at Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music and is a recipient of the Elmer Iseler National Graduate Fellowship in Choral Conducting.
Mark’s research interests include the study of contemporary choral literature from the Baltic states, and in particular, the music of Arvo Pärt and Veljo Tormis. At Conrad Grebel University College, Mark conducts the UW Chamber Choir and teaches courses in conducting and other topics.
Canadian Soprano Katy Clark has become known for her versatility as an interpreter of contemporary music, oratorio, art song, opera, musical theatre, and ensemble repertoire. She recently placed second, and won the City of Brandon Prize for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work, at the 2023 Eckhardt-Grammatté National Music Competition. She was the winner of the 2020 Jim and Charlotte Norcop Prize in Song, and has also won prizes in the Harold Haugh Light Opera Competition, the Sheila and Marla Zack Competition, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Canadian Mezzo-soprano Gena van Oosten is a graduate of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program where she participated in their 2018/19 and 2019/20 season. She was recently awarded the Vancouver Opera Kurt Sickert Memorial Scholarship for her dedication, musicality and passion towards music and opera.
Known for her vocal sensitivity, musicality, and feisty stage presence, Gena is a winner of the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Canada District and the 2018 Concerto Competition winner for the University of Toronto from where she holds a Masters of Music degree in Voice Performance. She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from McGill University.
Originally from Ottawa, Matt Chittick is a professional Opera and Musical Theatre singer as well as Voice Actor. Praised as having a “clear and vibrant” tenor (Opera Canada), he has performed on stages throughout the world and has lent his voice to many audiobooks, commercials, and voiceovers of all sorts. He is passionate about bringing art to life, whether on the stage or off the page.
Matt was an Emerging Artist with the Calgary Opera for the 2016-2017 season, having the opportunity to study and work with many spectacular artists and instructors. He completed his Master of Music at the University of British Columbia under Prof. Roelof Oostwoud and his Bachelor of Music at McGill University under Prof. Stefano Algieri.
Praised for his “wonderful bel canto singing” and his “heroic baritone” sound, Johnathon Kirby is showing that he “brings the oodles of charisma that one associates with a pop-star athletic celebrity”.
Johnathon is from Newmarket, Ontario. He made his professional opera debut with Opera Nova Scotia in their Canadian premier of Mozart’s Zaide. He has appeared in subsequent Opera Nova Scotia seasons for their main stage productions of The Beggar’s Opera as Macheath, Don Giovanni as Masetto, and Luisa Miller as Miller. In total Johnathon has performed in 9 Seasons of Opera Nova Scotia productions. He has performed with opera companies and programs across Canada.
He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Dalhousie University
Matthew Allard B.F.A., B.Ed., MST(Oxon)
After finishing his Masters degree at Oxford University Matthew decided to pursue teaching.
In the last five years he has taught in many places: Thompson, Manitoba, the Toronto area, and Yorkshire, England.
Matthew has written a number of commissioned compositions that have been performed in the UK, Australia and Canada.
His talents include playing many instruments: organ, piano, banjo, guitar, recorder, hurdy-gurdy, tuba and trombone.
Matthew is presently Organist and Choir Director at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Owen Sound.
PAUL EARLE, CONCERTMASTER
Paul Earle’s career as a professional violinist/violist has spanned over 40 years. His post-secondary education was in music performance at Western University and subsequently The Orchestral Training Program at The Royal Conservatory. His main teachers were Yuri Mazurkevich and the late Lorand Feyves.
Concerto soloist : Windsor Symphony, KW chamber Players, Georgian Bay Symphony, Cambridge Symphony, Huronia Symphony (Barrie), National Academy Orchestra, Northern Music Festival Orchestra.
Concertmaster: Symphony Hamilton, Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Georgian Bay Symphony, Huronia Symphony, Arcady Baroque Ensemble, KW Opera productions, Mississauga Symphony and Symphonia, Northern Music Festival , Dianna Krall touring orchestra , Drayton Festival, Opera in Concert Toronto, and Kincardine Messiah performances