Artistic Team

Conductors

Ian Bannerman

Eva Bostrand

Eva Bostrand, M. Mus – began her career in Sweden as a member of the Swedish Radio Chamber Choir and soloist and ensemble singer in professional and semi- professional vocal groups. She came to Alberta in 1983 at the invitation of Pro Coro Canada and Alberta College Conservatory of Music to be a performer, conductor of Schola Cantorum Boys Choir, and voice teacher.

Eva also operates her own music studio known as storefrontstudio where she provides voice lessons to private students. Many of these students have gone on to careers in music as performers, choir conductors, and teachers in post secondary institutions and are in turn passing on Eva’s vision and choral techniques to their students.

For over thirty years Eva has conducted and coached a number of choirs. Currently, besides conducting three A Joyful Noise choirs Eva operates the Sing for Life Society that she established in 2006. Sing for Life runs a performing arts program for inmates in the Edmonton Institution for Women and a choir for men in transition known as the Edmonton Downtown Men’s Choir (www.singforlife.ca).

Eva’s artistic achievements and contribution to the quality of life in Edmonton have been recognized through numerous awards and honours such as the Alberta Choral Federation’s Con Spirito award, the YWCA Women of Distinction 2011 award for Arts and Culture, Global TV’s Woman of Vision, the City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence award, along with a Certificate of Appreciation from Corrections Canada for the humanitarian contribution she has made through her performing arts program in the Edmonton Institution for Women. In June 2014 Eva was inducted into the City of Edmonton Hall of Fame as an Artist/Builder. In April 2016 she was awarded the inaugural Gift of Music award in recognition of “her immense contributions to the music community, the City of Edmonton and the Province of Alberta”.


Roderick Bryce


Accompanists

Kim Cousineau

Kim Cousineau

Kim Cousineau is the accompanist for both A Joyful Noise – thursday choir and wednesday choir. Kim received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Victoria, and studied privately with Anna Cal, student of Russian pianist Pavel Egorov. He worked as a répétiteur and rehearsal pianist for Pacific Opera Victoria on numerous productions, including Bizet’s Carmen and the world premieres of MacDonald’s Mary’s Wedding and Stokes’ Rattenbury.

Kim has been involved in numerous musical theatre productions, including Candide and Baby (Opera Nuova), Bernarda Alba and The Light in the Piazza (MacEwan Theatre), The Drowsy Chaperone (Louis St. Laurent High School), and A Penny Saved (Acting Out Musical Theatre). He was a staff pianist with Victoria-based summer music programs In The Key Of Glee and A Voce Sola, and with Singspiration in Edmonton. Kim is in high demand as a choral accompanist in the Edmonton area, working with many groups including Concordia Concert Choir, Da Camera Singers, A Joyful Noise, Vocal Alchemy, Ante Meridiem, and Chronos. In 2012, Kim was the recipient of the BC Choral Federation’s Joyce O. Maguire Award for outstanding long-term service as a choral accompanist. He maintains a busy schedule as a collaborative pianist and coach and is currently on faculty at the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.


Ariane Lowrey

Accompanist for A Joyful Noise – monday choir, Ariane Lowrey was born and raised in the Smoky River Region of Alberta,  received her Bachelor of Music Degree in piano performance at the University of Alberta in 2003, studying with Ayako Tsuruta and Janet Scott Hoyt. In the summers of 2001 and 2002, she attended the Summer Festival at the Orford Art Centre in Quebec, studying with piano professors Jean-Paul Sevilla, Jean Saulnier, and Richard Raymond. After completing her undergraduate degree, Ariane studied at the Université de Montréal with Paul Stewart and completed her Master of Music degree in piano performance in 2005. She then traveled and worked in the UK and Europe before returning to Edmonton in 2007.

Ariane is actively involved in accompanying and collaborative work as well as teaching and adjudicating. She has performed with various chamber groups, choirs, vocalists, solo instrumentalists, dance and musical theatre productions in both Edmonton and Montreal. Her first foray into choral music (both as a singer and accompanist) was with the University of Alberta’s Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Debra Cairns. She then went on to accompany i Coristi Chamber Choir (also under the direction of Dr. Debra Cairns), the King’s University College Concert Choir with Dr. Melanie Turgeon where she also currently works as collaborative pianist for vocalists and instrumentalists. Ariane joined the Alberta College Conservatory of Music Piano Faculty in 2007 and was the adjudicator for junior piano at the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival in 2012.


Section leads

Catherine Kubash

Peter Malcolm