Ian Juby has been chorus master for Kingston Choral Society for over 15 years. He began singing lessons with Marie Moir at an early age, continuing until after he graduated from Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Ian studied as a voice major at Western University in London, Ontario. While at Western Ian was a member of the Faculty of Music Singers and the newly formed Opera Workshop. He studied conducting with Lanse MacDowell, Deral Johnston, Gerry Summers, Wayne Strongman and Wayne Riddell; and with Joseph Flummerfelt at the renowned Westminster Choir College in New Jersey.
Ian Juby retired recently following a 30-year career teaching music and grooming award-winning choirs, bands and musicals in high schools from Picton to Kingston. He is music director for the annual Kinsmen musical at the Grand Theatre, Kingston, Ontario and conductor for the Kingston Capital Men's Chorus. Ian is director for the Limestone Chorale and marks his second year as a conductor with the North Lakeshore Chorus, Canada. He also maintains an active voice studio in Kingston.
Clare Gordon graduated from Keele University, England, with a first-class honours degree in Music. As a soloist she performed with the Keele Philharmonic Orchestra and Bath Philharmonia. As a collaborator she worked with the Bath International Music Festival, Bath University, The Chandos Singers, Chippenham Cantata and Bristol Opera Company.
Since moving to Kingston, Canada in 2003, Clare has collaborated with Bottle Tree Productions, Hart House Orchestra, Kingston Symphony Orchestra, Queen’s Chorale Ensemble, She Sings, and Two Women Opera Company. She has attended the collaborative pianist programs at the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy in London, ON, and Tapestry New Opera 101 in Toronto, and was pleased to make her collaborative debut with internationally recognized artists Valery Lloyd-Watts (4 hands recital, St. George’s Cathedral) and Brian Finley and the Westben Arts Festival (Finley Requiem) last season.
Also an administrator and teacher of piano, theory and musicianship for Queen’s Conservatory of Music, Clare is currently a collaborative pianist for Cantabile Women’s and Men’s Choirs of Kingston, Kingston Chamber Choir, Kingston Choral Society, Queen’s Conservatory of Music and Queen’s School of Music.
Kingston Choral Society
Executive Committee 2017-2018
Ross Cameron, Past President
Mary Sutherland, Vice-President
Silja I. Freitag, Treasurer
Kathleen Beeman, Secretary
Susan Orgill, Librarian
Linda Harrison, Social Convenor
Stephen Bonnycastle, Membership and Recruitment Coordinator
Marianne Clipsham, Soprano Section Leader
Martha McConnachie, Alto Section Leader
Carolyn Kirkup, Tenor Section Leader
Gary Racine, Bass Section Leader