Jenny Crober has had a richly varied professional music career of over 40 years as a choral conductor, collaborative pianist, coach, clinician, choral arranger and teacher. She has been the Artistic Director/Conductor of the VOCA Chorus of Toronto since 2004. Jenny co-conducted Scott Macmillan’s Celtic Mass for the Sea at Carnegie Hall in 2015. Following a 2016 VOCA workshop with renowned composer Ola Gjeilo, she assembled numerous choristers at his request to perform in a 2018 mass choir concert featuring his work, Dreamweaver, at Carnegie Hall, which VOCA later performed as a Canadian premiere. VOCA also performed the world premiere of Anang (A Star) by celebrated Cree composer Andrew Balfour at their recent Star Songs concert, and will perform it again, with other works – featuring Shawn Grenke and guests – in April 2023, part of Roy Thomson Hall’s Choir & Organ Noon hour Concert Series.
In the Spring of 2017, Jenny conducted Achill performing the marvellous Missa Gaia: Earth Mass by Paul Winter. Welcome back, Jenny — we are looking forward to working with you again!
Shawn Grenke, our Artistic Director, is currently on sabbatical in Edmonton acquiring his doctorate in choral conducting. Shawn and our Guest Director Jenny Crober are working closely together to plan our 2022 fall season and winter concert.