ENSEMBLES 2012

Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir

Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir

 

Started in 1998, the Youth Choir includes singers in high school and up to the age of 23. At our regular rehearsals, we provide our young singers with music education that includes voice production, theory, music literacy and ear training. Singers perform in their own concerts, with other organizations, and make recordings, We also get together for retreats and fun social activities!

The choir has a long tradition of choral excellence including a first-place win during the CBC Choir competition in 2006, and several European tours.

 

 

 

Amanda Brunk

Amanda Brunk

Artistic leader and conductor

An active musical director and voice instructor, Amanda Brunk earned a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance and remains a student of the constantly evolving field of Vocology. She maintains memberships with The National Association of Teachers of Singing and The Voice Foundation and has completed several courses over the years, including Contemporary Commercial Music Vocal Pedagogy Institute (Shenandoah University, VA), The Voice Foundation 3rd Annual Voice Symposium: Voice Evaluation and Treatment - Medical and Therapeutic Considerations (Voice & Swallowing Center of Maine), NATS Vocology Seminar (Princeton, NJ) and The Institute of Voice Performance Pedagogy (Oberlin, OH). She has adjudicated voice competitions in Canada and the United States, and has attended courses and sessions in voice disorders and rehabilitation in New York, Philadelphia and Hamilton, ON.

Her voice students have performed as members of the company at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada and Disney Cruise Lines, and have starred in T.V.'s Degrassi: The Next Generation and My Life as a Dog. Others have gone on to complete voice performance degrees in all of the prominent Ontario college and university programs.

Amanda now maintains a voice studio where she coaches singers of all ages in technique, interpretation and expression through private lessons and masterclasses, and is the founder of the Kitchener-Waterloo based production company The Singer's Theatre.

She holds the position of Vocal Director for LMC Productions, coaching singers in multiple shows and cabarets for Japan Cruise Lines and Celebrity Cruises.

Musical direction credits number over 20 major musicals, from Les Miserables and Candide to Cats and Rent, as well as her annual vocal direction of the Hope Benefit at the Centre in the Square. She continues to produce, direct and perform, with the intent to promote and maintain the integrity of dramatic vocal music.

 

 

 

Competition Program

 

Eleanor Daley (*1955)   In Remembrance
W.A. Mozart (1756 - 1791)   Ave Verum
Wolfgang Sauseng (*1956)   Psalm 131
Ethan Sperry (*1971)   Desh

 

 

Additional Concerts Program

 

Eleanor Daley   In Remembrance
Ethan Sperry   Desh
Karl Jenkins   Adiemus
    In Caelum Fero
    Amate Adea
    Hymn
Antonio Vivaldi   Gloria (selections)