Artistic Director

Norman Reintamm

Norman Reintamm

Norman Reintamm (R-ah-een-t-amm) is thrilled to become a member of the Georgian Bay Concert Choir family. Norm started his musical career at age 4 with piano lessons from Miss Edna Smith at the  Royal Hamilton Conservatory of Music. His undergraduate work was done at the University of Toronto and McMaster University. Norman was fortunate to apprentice with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra after he finished his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music with Sir David Willcocks and Sir Norman del Mar. Norman worked for many years in opera houses in Northern Europe and was a coach/conductor in the opera departments of the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland) and the Estonian Academy of Music (Tallinn, Estonia). He returned to Canada to work with the National Ballet of Canada and eventually took the position of Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. Equally at home in the choral and orchestral fields, Norman also leads the Barbados Classical Music Festival Chamber Choir. As a recitalist, Norman has performed on the concert stage both in North America and Europe. Upcoming is a recital for the Royal Canadian College of Organists Organ Festival in August 2021. When he is not making music, he can be found at his home in Ceylon (Ontario) sending out Morse code on his “Ham” radio to various distant parts of the world or teaching young pilots how to fly at the Brantford Flight Centre. Norm is looking forward to getting to know and being part of the Georgian Bay choral community.  
To see Norm at work, go to the following YouTube link:

Artistic Directors (Past to Present)

1972 – 1975 Professor Herman Dilmore, Choir Founder:
James Cranney, Assistant Director
1976 – 1985 James Cranney, Director
1986 – 1991 David Tupper
1992 – 1998 Glyn Lloyd, Director
1999 – 2004 Richard Hansen, Director
2006 – 2011 Henriette Blom, Director
2011 – 2014 Regan MacNay, Director
2014 – 2020 Dan Lenz, Director
2020 – 2021Regan MacNay, Director
2021 –Norman Reintamm, Director

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