Justin Odwak, Artistic Director
Accompanist: Rob Lindey
Music Team Chair: Lori McCarville
Members: Jim Chapryk, Stephen Cocks, Benoit Forest, Kendra Gowler, Darcy McAuley, Lori McCarville, Sally Papso, Tim Preston, Linda Rogers
Production: Jenni Magnus
Soprano: Alicia Dueck-Read, Linda Rodgers
Alto: Lori McCarville, Kendra Gowler
Tenor: Tim Preston, Sally Papso
Bass: Jim Chapryk, Benoit Forest
Tenor, Justin Odwak is an active performer, choral conductor and vocal instructor. Justin has performed as soloist with organizations such as the Winnipeg Singers, Canzona, Camerata Nova, and the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir. Justin has also appeared as soloist with the University of Manitoba singers for Soundstreams at Toronto's Koerner Hall along with the Latvian Radio Choir. He has also performed as soloist with the group for the Rocky Mountain Music Festival at the Banff Centre. Justin has also performed with the Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble, appearing at Edmonton's Jubilee Auditorium, and in Winnipeg at the Centennial Concert Hall, as well as performing at the International Karmiel Festival in Israel. In 2013, he made his solo debut with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra in A Prairie Christmas Celebration, and has appeared as soloist in Messiah with Orchestra London and with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, both under the baton of Tafelmusik’s Ivars Taurins. Justin has also recently appeared as soloist with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, and the Okanagan Festival Singers and Orchestra. As a choral conductor, Justin is co-founder and director of the Kolot Choir at the Rady JCC, is the current choir director of Shaarey Zedek Synagogue and has conducted workshops in Winnipeg. This year, he will be entering his final year of his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education studies at the University of Manitoba.
Rob studied piano with Ralph Elsaesser at the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, and with Myrtle Rose Guerrero at the University of Toronto. He is the accompanist as well as a founding member for The Rainbow Harmony Project.