Posts tagged Masquerade 2018
Darla MacDiarmid, Piano

Darla’s first memories at the piano were with her mom sitting beside her on a long, wooden bench.  In time they travelled to nearby Star City for lessons with Rose Arbogast every Wednesday after school.  When they moved to Dalmeny, Darla studied with Bonnie Nicholson and, later on, with Robin Harrison.  After completing her Performer’s ARCT and LTCL, she enrolled at Briercrest for two years, and was given the opportunity to travel as an accompanist with a 12-member music group to Austria and the Czech Republic. 

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Courtney Willick, Soprano

Courtney Willick was born and raised in Saskatoon, and began formal music training when she was 6 with piano lessons. At the age of 12, she joined the Saskatoon Children's Choir, and throughout her 7 years with them was fortunate to tour around Canada, Europe, and Asia, doing concerts and festivals. She began studying singing seriously at age 14, and continued through to the U of S, where she received degrees in Music and Education.

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Laurien Gibson, Soprano

Laurien holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Saskatchewan and an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School. Ms. Gibson has been the recipient of numerous awards including first place in the Canadian Music Competition, Gordon Wallis Opera Competition and Young Artist Competition. She has also sung in the finals of the Hans Gabor Belvedere competition, an international contest held in Vienna…

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Chelsea Mahan, Soprano

On the operatic stage, Canadian-American soprano Chelsea Mahan has been noticed for her panache of character (La Presse, 2015) but is equally at home in soundtrack recording, oratorio, recital settings and productions in unconventional spaces. These intimate performances in warehouses and abandoned churches include the roles of Monica in The Medium and Laurette in Bizet's comedy Le Docteur Miracle with Stu & Jess Productions…

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