Miranda Forbes, Executive Choir Director Ms Miranda Forbes is a graduate from Humber College in Arts Management and Administration, and has a Bachelors from Ryerson University in Fine Arts. Ms Forbes has been involved in a number of musical outreach activities combining music and dance to build confidence and self-esteem, both in Europe to youth, and in North American locations to at-risk youth and adults. Before moving into Arts Management, Ms Forbes taught dance to children and youth at a dance academy in Oakville.
Emily Young, Conductor, Training Choir and Junior Choir
Emily Bird, Conductor, Cantiamo and Training Choir SouthMs Emily Bird is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario’s Music Education program. As a vocal major, she sang with the Bach Children’s Chorus for 12 years, and is the Soprano section lead of Royal York United Church. Emily made her opera debut as Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Accademia Europea Dell’opera in Lucca, Italy.
Surinder Mundra, Accompanist and Boys Choir Conductor
Mr Surinder Mundra is a pianist, organist, harpsichordist, composer and director, and has performed with many orchestras including the North York Symphony Orchestra. He is a rehearsal accompanist for the National Ballet Company, and is the assistant and apprentice conductor for the Toronto Concert Orchestra. Mr Mundra specializes in Gregorian Chant.
Qiao Yi Miao Mu, Accompanist, Main and Chamber Choir
Ms Qiao Yi Miao Mu received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, under the tutelage of André Laplante. Ms Miao Mu recently completed her Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School under the guidance of John Perry and David Louie. She is a recipient of Productions Musicales Kaléidoscope’s Scholarship in 2014. Ms Miao Mu thrives to make classical music relatable to the larger public through commented recitals.
Michelle Kim, Accompanist, Training Choir South
Michelle received Master of Music in Performance, Advanced Certificate for Performance and Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Toronto where she was under the tutelage of Marietta Orlov. She currently performs, runs her own studio, and coaches instrumentalists at art high schools around GTA. As a former pianist and principal flutist of the National Concert Band, Michelle Kim has performed at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and Chan Centre for the Arts in Vancouver. For her solo and ensemble performances, she has performed at the Metro Convention Centre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Nuit Blanche, and Living Arts Centre. Outside of Canada, Michelle has performed as a soloist in Spain, Austria and in USA. She is an active soloist as well as a collaborative pianist.
Dianna McGregor, Choir CoordinatorMs Dianna McGregor is a former MCC chorister and head chorister. She is a graduate of the Early Childhood Education program at Humber College and is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. Dianna is now studying at University of Guelph-Humber in the Early Childhood Studies program. Ms McGregor worked along Emily Bird as the Cantiamo Assistant for the past year and a half.
Joelle Peresin, Cantiamo AssistantMs. Joelle Peresin is a grade 10 student at Cawthra Park Secondary School, enrolled in the Regional Arts Vocal Program. She was an MCC chorister for 5 years. Joelle has been active in Community Theatre, and has appeared in Annie, The Sound of Music and The Little Mermaid. She is currently studying piano and in her spare time enjoys playing hockey and soccer.
Board of directors
Catherine O'Neill - President
Sapna Butany-Goyal - Vice President
Kevin Rosairo - Director
Siobhain Andreasen - Treasurer
Lynette Fairweather - Secretary
Tammy-Lynn McGregor - Tour Director
Maxine Byam - Director