Please Note that we will be adhering to Knox-Metropolitan United Church’s Proof Of Vaccination and Masking Policy – Currently all in attendance will be required to show POV and be masked at all times while in the church.
Our spring concert features the beautiful ‘Requiem’ by Gabriel Faure,
and the exciting ‘Jubilate Deo’ by Dan Forrest.
The Chorus will be joined by guest soloists
and accompanied on the great Knox-Met Casavant organ.
Victoria Stroeder, Soprano, has had a passion for singing ever since she was very young. For several years, she sang in both the Cantate Apprentice and Senior Choirs. Over the past four years, she has been heavily involved in the choral program at Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School, having sung with the vocal jazz group, Eclipse, and with the LeBoldus Chamber Choir. In recognition of her musical talents, she was invited to participate in the SMEA Honour Choir in November, 2019. A highlight for Victoria was singing as a chorus member with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus for its performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man in 2018. She would like to thank her family for their constant love and support, and Hart Godden, her music teacher, for providing musical instruction and vocal coaching.
Tava Burton, Soprano, was born and raised in Regina. She first began singing as a chorister in the Holy Rosary Cathedral Children’s Choir. Tava was a member of the O’Neill High School Choir and Vocal Jazz group from 2006-2010 and has sung in the Halcyon Chamber Choir since 2008. She has taken part in many Regina Symphony Orchestra performances throughout the years. Last season Tava was the soprano soloist in the Regina Philharmonic’s presentation of The Armed Man
Holly Gilroy, Alto, is thrilled to be one of soloists tonight. Holly was born and raised in Regina and started private voice lessons when she was eleven. That same year she joined the Halcyon Chamber Choir. Since then she has taken part in many concerts that feature Halcyon and the Regina Philharmonic Chorus, as well as the Regina Symphony Orchestra. Holly sang with the Regina Philharmonic Chorus in 2015, when she was the soloist for Karl Jenkins’ Gloria, and in 2016, where she was the alto soloist for Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore. While in high school she was a part of the Luther Girls Choir, Senior Choir, Advanced Vocal Ensemble, and was in the cast for Luther College’s Broadway musical productions of Beauty and the Beast and Oliver.
Michael Hawkes, Bass is thrilled to be joining the Regina Philharmonic Chorus again this year. This will be his fifth time performing with the choir, having sung Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, Jenkin’s The Armed Man, Orff’s Carmina Burana and most recently Rutter’s Gloria. Michael sang with the University of Regina Chamber Singers, the Kokopelli Choir and is a 15-year member of Regina’s Halcyon Chamber Choir. Michael also had the opportunity to work with renowned composer, Eric Whitace, in 2018 at Carnegie Hall in New York City.