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About us

OUR MISSION & MANDATE

Exultate Chamber Singers strives to consistently achieve high quality performances of a broad repertoire of challenging music for chamber choir and to actively contribute to the development of the local and broader Canadian choral community.

OUR GOALS

To engage audiences through concerts and special performances.

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To engage in meaningful collaborations with musical and community partners.

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To contribute to the continued musical development of singers, composers, and conductors both in Exultate and the larger choral community.

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To support the creation and performance of Canadian choral music through commissions, selective programming, touring, and special events, with an increasing awareness of diversity in the artform.

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A TIMELINE OF

Our history

Founded in 1981, Exultate Chamber Singers has been celebrated for its continuing tradition of choral excellence for forty years.

 

MEET OUR CHOIR

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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Mark Ramsay

Mark Ramsay joined Exultate Chamber Singers as artistic director at the beginning of the 2018/19 season, having served as its assistant conductor and collaborative pianist for the previous four years.

 

Mark is Assistant Professor of Music Education and Coordinator of Choral Activities at Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music. In addition to his teaching duties at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, he is the conductor of Western University Singers. Mark is also the editor of Choirs Ontario's publication, Dynamic. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from University of Toronto where he was a student of Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt.

 

Before moving to Toronto, Mark completed his Bachelor of Music Education (piano) at UPEI, worked for ten years as a high school music teacher and curriculum specialist in Summerside, and was the music director at Trinity United Church and conductor of the Summerside Community Choir. (www.markramsay.ca).

 

SINGERS

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Sami Anguaya

Tenor  |  Joined 2018

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Matthew Boutda

Tenor  |  Joined 2021

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Elaine Choi

Alto  |  Joined 2018

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Julia Frodyma

Soprano  |  Joined 2019

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June Higgins

Soprano  |  Joined 2016

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Lynn Janes

Soprano  |  joined 1989 & 2021

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Jim King

Bass  |  Joined 2021

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Hannah Martin

Alto  |  Joined 2022

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Anna-Maria Mersov

Alto  |  Joined 2017

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Josh Patlik

Bass  |  Joined 2021

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Jeff Reynolds

Bass  |  Joined 2015

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Duncan Stuart

Tenor  |  Joined 2004

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Susan Bennett

Alto  |  Joined 2022

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Julia Brotto

Soprano  |  Joined 2020

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Suzanne Coultes

Soprano  |  Joined 2018

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Mary Gillmeister

Alto  |  Joined 2010

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Elliot Hume

Bass  |  Joined 2022

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Dr. Bina John

Alto  |  Joined 2021

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Kelly Lin

Alto  |  Joined 2022

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Lachlan Mason

Bass  |  Joined 2022

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Vivian Moens

Soprano  |  Joined 2003

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Katharine Petkovski

Alto  |  Joined 2021

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Michael Rowland

Tenor  |  Joined 1989

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Mishaal Surti

Tenor  |  Joined 2018

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Rachel Bogues

Soprano  |  Joined 2017

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J. Scott Brubacher

Bass  |  Joined 2016

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Andrew Foster

Tenor  |  Joined 2017

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Nathan Gritter

Tenor  |  Joined 2018

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Jessalyn Hynds

Alto  |  Joined 2022

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Mira Jung

Collaborative Pianist & Alto  |  Joined 2013

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Rachel MacEwan

Soprano  |  joined 2021

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Sadie Menicanin

Soprano  |  Joined 2015

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Lindsay Naft

Alto  |  Joined 2021

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Brian Prinzen

Bass  |  Joined 2017

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Nataliya Sandul

Alto  |  Joined 2018

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Eric Yang

Bass  |  Joined 2022

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Sean Nix
(Substitute)

Bass  |  October 2022

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

J. Scott Brubacher

Choir Member, Chair

ELECTED NOV 2018

Sadie Menicanin

Choir Member, Secretary

ELECTED NOV 2018

Mary Gillmeister

Choir Member

ELECTED NOV 2017

Lori Nemoy

Community Member

ELECTED NOV 2017

Lindsay Naft

Choir Member, Vice-Chair

ELECTED NOV 2020

Sharon Adamson

Community Member, Treasurer

APPOINTED NOV 2020

Kelsey Grieve

Community Member

APPOINTED MAR 2019

Delicia Raveenthrarajan

Community Member

APPOINTED APR 2021

Graham Thomson

Community Member

APPOINTED MAR 2019

 
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