Artistic Team

Johanna Hildebrand, Co-Director

Justin Odwak, Co-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

Section Leaders

Soprano: Alicia Dueck-Read, Linda Rodgers

Alto: Lori McCarville, Kendra Gowler

Tenor: Tim Preston, Sally Papso

Bass: Jim Chapryk, Benoit Forest


Biographies

Johanna Hildebrand, Artistic Director

Johanna Hildebrand, Artistic Director

Johanna Hildebrand

Co-Director

Johanna Hildebrand has enjoyed a life-long involvement in music of all styles and genres. Her choral experience includes working with singers of all ages through university, community, public and private schools and she has served as an adjudicator as well as guest conductor at various Manitoba choral days, including the Provincial Honour Choir.

 Subsequent to the acquisition of Musical Arts and Education degrees from CMU and UofM, she has taught choir and fiddling in various schools. Presently, she teaches music, choir and fiddling to students from Grades 1-5 in the Seven Oaks School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Johanna has performed and studied music since the age of two. Her musical interests have multiplied through the years, including various instruments and singing in numerous vocal and instrumental groups, most recently Renaissance Voices and the Canadian Chamber Choir.
 
Johanna is widely travelled and enjoys her links to a variety of interests which include folk festivals, swimming and walking her 100 pound labradoodle!


Justin Odwak, Co-Director 

Justin Odwak, Co-Director 

Justin Odwak

Co-Director

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 Lindey, Accompanist

Rob Lindey, Accompanist

Rob Lindey

Accompanist

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.