Let’s welcome our new Director!

Norm started his musical career at age 4 with piano lessons at the Royal Hamilton Conservatory of Music. His undergraduate work was done at U of T 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. 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) and the Estonian Academy of Music. 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 sending out Morse code on his “ham” radio to various 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. Check out Norm at work:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMWxJhPoqXo

1 thought on “Let’s welcome our new Director!”

  1. Tervisid
    Congratulations, Norman! and here I thought you were really retiring from larger KOLLEKTIVI.SID !!!!!!
    Armas says here’s a person I would really wantto meet again. Any way?? Now you are all over the map so might be hard. Glad to know your love of music and expertise are being shared Armas ja Margit

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have switched to a virtual choir format this season. Stay tuned for future concert information.