Ron K. M. Cheung

Artistic/Music Director
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Ron graduated from University of Toronto with a Masters degree in Choral Conducting and with a Bachelor of Music in Education from McMaster University. An experienced choral singer, he has performed with the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, the Bach- Elgar Choir, the McMaster University Choir, the 1990 National Youth Choir, and from 1991-1996, he was also a member of the world renowned Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Ron has also served as the tenor section leader with Westdale United Church Choir in Hamilton, as well as with the Choir of Grace Church on-the-Hill in Toronto.

In 1996 and 2002, Ron attended master classes with the Vancouver Chamber Choir under the direction of Maestro Jon Washburn, at the Annual National Conductor’s Symposium. In 1998, Mr. Cheung was selected as a participant in the conducting master class at the Oregon Bach Festival, under the tutelage of Maestro Helmuth Rilling. In 2001, Mr. Cheung attended masterclass with the great English choral conductor, Sir David Willcocks, and once again with Bach’s specialist Maestro Helmuth Rilling. In 2011, Ron participated in the conducting workshop with master-teacher Richard Nace at the Ontario Vocal Festival Symposium. In the summer of 2014, Ron directed Chorus Canadiana, a branch of the Yip’s Children’s Choir (Canada) to Salzburg, Vienna and Prague as part of the Rhapsody! International Choir Festival, with resounding success. And in 2015, the children’s choir was only one of three choirs from Canada that were invited to compete in the Golden Gate International Choral Festival.

In addition to Voices, Ron also founded the Healey Willan Singers, which is fast becoming one of the best women’s ensembles in Toronto. Ron is also currently the artistic director/conductor of the Yip’s Children’s Senior and Youth Choir (Canada). Ron has also been employed as conductor of various choirs, including the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir. In addition, Ron has conducted different orchestras and ensembles in performance with his choirs such as the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, Counterpoint Orchestra, the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, Brass Conspiracy, and other instrumental ensembles. Ron also teaches voice and music theory at the Pro Music Conservatory of Music in Markham.

Visit Ron Cheung’s website at http://www.ronkmcheung.com.

John Stephenson

Accompanist/Organist
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Mr. Stephenson is a frequent recitalist in Canada and the Eastern United States. He has performed on local and international radio and television broadcasts as a soloist and as accompanist, and has distinguished himself in regional, national, and international organ competitions.

Mr. Stephenson studied music in Montreal with Patrick Wedd and with John Grew at McGill University, graduating with distinction.

Members of Voices

Sopranos

Rachel Helferty
Kathleen Howie
Tiffany Jay
Tania Lim
Leah-Ann Lymer
Katherine Patton
Shonagh McVean

Tenors

Nigel Fung
Channing Huang
Charles Im
Peter Mastrangelo
Henry Seeto
Murray Smith

Altos

Betty Bennett
Ellen Bennett
Suzanne Drisdelle
Michelle Garon
Iris G. Jacobs
Jennifer Loo
Irina Minski
Marina Solovieva
Betsy Wimbs

Baritones/Basses

Gordon Chu
Victor Cheng
Gordon Chu
Sam Chu
John Riddell
Denis Robideau
Jon Wong