Biographies


Music Director : Dan Lenz

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Dan received his vocal and choral training at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), where he earned his Honours Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and a post-graduate diploma in opera studies. While at WLU he studied voice with Daniel Falk, choral studies with Victor Martens, and choral conducting with Howard Dyck. After obtaining his Bachelor of Education from University of Western Ontario, Dan spent 27 years teaching music in schools in Waterloo Region and York Region. During those years he kept busy with choirs at the Elora Festival, K-W Philharmonic Choir, and St. James Anglican Church in Sutton. Dan is currently the conductor of the York Regional Police Male Chorus and the Upper Canada Chordsmen Chorus, and is very pleased to be working with Georgian Bay Concert Choir this season.


Choir Accompanist : Barbara Dyck

Barbara Dyck enjoys connecting people to the arts in her rural Ontario setting. She teaches group and private piano lessons from her studio and performance space at The Colour Jar in Durham, a family-run business of art supplies, art classes, framing and bookbinding. Barb studied piano and harpsichord at Goshen College, Indiana. To further pursue the inspiration of piano pedagogy and performance, Barb received a master’s degree from The New School for Music Study through Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. Besides keeping her fingers busy at the piano, Barb knits and spends time each summer picking vegetables as part of a working share at the Saugeen River CSA. Barb and her husband Tim homeschool their daughters Annika and Lydia.