2017 - 2018 GUESTS
A LITTLE JAZZ MASS
The spring concert, May 12, 2018 presents A Little Jazz Mass, composed by Bob Chilcott. Joining the choir is a jazz quartet that includes Tom Baker, piano, Amy Peck, saxophone, Ernie Mee, bass and Edward Tait, drums.
Amy Peck is a freelance saxophonist and a music educator, working in the Durham Board of Education. She holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Colorado, majoring in jazz performance.
Ernie Mee is passionate about music and music education. He plays many instruments and is particularly fond of jazz and the bass.
Edward Tait joins the quartet on the drums.
CANTATA FOR CHRISTMAS
On December 3, 2017 the Christmas concert features Cantata for Christmas by Vincent Lubeck. Guest musicians include Diane Tait, violin, Anita Hancock, violin, Edward Tait, bass, and Grace Rogers, soprano.
Diane Tait is an accomplished musician who for many years played in the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, and the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, where she was Assistant Concertmaster.
Edward Tait has had an accomplished career that includes being a founding member of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and assistant principal bass. For over 45 years, Edward was a member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and for many years was the assistant principal bassist. He is an active chamber player and popular teacher.
Grace Rogers is the guest soprano soloist for Cantata for Christmas. Grace has performed with the Monday Morning Singers several times, as well as with other choirs. Grace Rogers studied at the University of Toronto and York University where she completed her BFA in Music and is currently completing a Masters degree in Music.