Dr. Charlene Pauls has appeared as a Soprano soloist on concert stages across Canada and internationally in Germany, England, France and Spain, under the baton of conductors such as Robert Shaw, Bramwell Tovey, and Helmuth Rilling. She builds on her background as a professional singer and voice teacher to inform her work as a choral director, developing healthy choral technique and blend. This year she became the Artistic Director of London, Ontario’s Pro Musica Choir, a longstanding community chorus of fifty voices, with an active concert season in the London area. Dr. Pauls has also been affiliated with the Oakville Choir for Children and Youth (formerly Oakville Children’s Choir) since 2005 as Chamber Choir Conductor, Vocal Coach, and Associate Music Director. Highlights from recent years include conducting at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, as well as on international tours in Latvia, Estonia, Finland, and the U.S.A. In 2016, together with Dr. Sarah Morrison, she directed and produced the CD “Shine On,” of which two tracks were also released as music videos. Dr. Pauls also directs the music at the Anglican Church of the Incarnation in Oakville, Ontario. In addition to her active performing career, Dr. Pauls frequently presents academic work at conferences and adjudicates across the country.
2018 Festival Dates
Choral: April 24 – April 27, 2018Jazz Band: April 28 – April 29, 2018Concert Band: April 30 – May 3, 2018