Conductor, pianist and organist Shawn Grenke is Director of Music at Eglinton St. George’s United Church in Toronto, Collaborative Pianist with the Elmer Iseler Singers of Toronto, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Achill Choral Society. We are so happy to have Shawn leading us!
Shawn has appeared in concerts in Poland and South Korea, at the Let the
Future Sing Choral Festival in Sweden and the Xinghai Choral Competition in
China, as well as the Le Mondial Choral Loto-Québec World Choral Competition in
Laval, Québec, Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto), Winspear Centre, (Edmonton), CBC Radio, and other festivals, concert series and recitals throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.
Shawn has finished his second year of doctoral studies in Choral Conducting at the University of Alberta with Dr. Timothy Shantz. He was very honoured to be awarded the Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship Award, the Opera Edmonton Assistantship Award and the Centennial Bursary Fund Award. While in Alberta, Shawn was also the Artist in Residence at St. George’s Anglican Church and held a teaching assistant position with the University of Alberta’s Opera Program under the direction of Shannon Hiebert.
We deeply thank Jenny Crober for all her energy and professional musical talent for leading us last year!