Dr. Gary Fisher holds a Master and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in choral conducting. He has conducted numerous choirs with the Halton Board of Education in addition to choirs at the Royal Conservatory, Seneca College, High Park Choirs of Toronto and Children’s Choir of Burlington. Additionally, he has taught vocal methods and choral conducting at McMaster University.
Dr. Fisher’s articles on Renaissance music and vocal technique have appeared in the Choral Journal of the American Choral Directors Association and he has served as editor of Anacrusis, the journal of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors.
He specializes in choral historical performance practice and conducting techniques. The Chorale’s Baroque performances often include chamber ensembles featuring stylistic playing to compliment the Chorale’s singing.
His additional studies have included singing and conducting with Robert Shaw, Helmuth Rilling, Dennis Shrock and James Litton.
Jennifer Goodine, Accompanist
A native of Nova Scotia, Jennifer holds the degrees of Bachelor of Music (Dalhousie University), Master of Music (University of Alberta), and an Associate Diploma from the Royal Canadian College of Organists. She has been a recitalist, accompanist, and teacher in the Maritimes, Edmonton, and Ontario, as well as an active music director for churches in these areas.
Jennifer resides in Burlington, where she has been the Music Director of the Parish Church of St. Luke since 2006, a member of RCCO Executives (Toronto Centre, 2005-2007 and Hamilton Centre, 2007-2009), an instructor of piano and voice with the Performance School of Music (2009-present), and the accompanist for the Burlington Civic Chorale since 2009.