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Isabelle Demers
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Isabelle Demers

Organist With playing described as having “bracing virtuosity” (Chicago Classical Review) and being “fearless and extraordinary” (Amarillo-Globe News), Isabelle Demers has enraptured critics, presenters, and audience members around the globe. Her 2010 recital for the International Society of Organbuilders-American Institute of Organbuilders convention “left the entire congress in an atmosphere of ‘Demers fever’.” That same...

Russell Braun
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Russell Braun

Baritone Renowned for his luminous voice “capable of the most powerful explosions as well as the gentlest covered notes” (Toronto Star) baritone Russell Braun rightfully claims his place on the concert, opera and recital stages of the world. His intelligent and thoughtful portrayals of Chou En-lai, Billy Budd, Prince Andrei, Figaro, Papageno, Count Almaviva, Don...

Raneem Barakat
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Raneem Barakat

Raneem Barakat (she/her) is a Syrian Mezzo-Soprano based in Toronto. She has just earned her bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance, with Honours, from the University of Toronto – Faculty of Music, under the supervision of Prof. Darryl Edwards. As a soloist, she performed with many orchestras and choirs, in Canada and around the globe, including...

Jennifer Ujimoto
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Jennifer Ujimoto

Chorister Representative Jennifer is an architect with over 20 years of experience designing residential, commercial, and public transit station projects. She currently specializes in commercial management of public transit subway systems. She is a dynamic people-leader and brings a values-based approach to mentoring others in her profession. Having sung in choirs for most of her life,...

Shireen Abu Khader
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Shireen Abu-Khader

Shireen Abu-Khader is a Palestinian Jordanian Canadian artist, composer and educator. She holds a PhD in Music Education from the University of Toronto, a Master’s in Choral Music from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Oberlin College Conservatory. In 2002, Shireen founded Dozan wa Awtar Music Establishment...

Sarah Kirkland Snider is wearing a black dress and standing in a creek. She has long blonde hair.
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Sarah Kirkland Snider

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider writes music of direct expression and vivid narrative that has been hailed as “rapturous” (The New York Times), “groundbreaking” (The Boston Globe), and “poignant, deeply personal” (The New Yorker). Recently named one of the “Top 35 Female Composers in Classical Music” by The Washington Post, Snider’s works have been commissioned and/or performed by the New...

Kathleen Allan
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Kathleen Allan

Kathleen Allan is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto and the Artistic Director of Canzona, Winnipeg’s professional Baroque choir.  Originally from St. John’s, NL, Ms. Allan is in high demand as a conductor, composer and clinician and is equally comfortable working in early, contemporary, and symphonic repertoire. Recent guest...

Jamie Hillman
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Jamie Hillman

Jamie Hillman joins TMC this Fall as Director of Community Engagement and Associate Conductor. He is a Canadian and American musician, active as a conductor, singer, pianist, music educator, and composer. He holds the endowed Elmer Iseler Chair in Conducting at the University of Toronto where he is also Director of Choral Studies and an...

Sachiko Marshall
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Sachiko Marshall

Litigation Counsel, Sun Life Financial Chorister Representative Sachi has been singing with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir since 2016. She started choral singing young, joining the Toronto Children’s Chorus at age 8. She is also a past member of the Bell Arte Singers, Toronto Youth Choir, and various choral ensembles at Acadia University and Dalhousie University...

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