Saskatchewan Choral Federation
 
 

Past Performers

2013 - Regina

Dominic Gregorio is Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music at the University of Regina where he conducts the University Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, teaches voice, vocal pedagogy, conducting and is an occasional conductor of the University Orchestra.  As a baritone soloist, Dr. Gregorio has performed in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, the United States, and recently as a soloist with the Per Sonatori Baroque Orchestra and the Regina Philharmonic Choir.  In December, Dr. Gregorio will be a guest soloist with the University Orchestra, and for both the Regina Symphony Orchestra and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s performances of Handel’s “Messiah.”

  The Lone Creek singers are a family drum group that sings in the original style of song. Lone Creek performs all over North America teaching and sharing their First Nations culture through song and drumming.
 

The Volksliederchor Harmonie was founded in 1955 and consists of 48 members.  The choir sings traditional German folk songs and also performs works by well-known German composers.  In addition to a Spring Concert (May) and a Christmas Concert (December), the choir entertains at senior citizens’ residences and in local churches.  They also take part in many cultural activities including the annual Mosaic Festival, the Rotary Carol Festival and other functions to which they are invited.  The choir makes its home at the German Harmonie Club, is directed by Ken Holzer and accompanied by Bernadette Kutarna.

 

Prairie Gold Chorus is a group of motivated and talented women who pursue excellence in singing while making a meaningful contribution to the music community. Members come from all walks of life with a bond of friendship and a personal commitment to our chorus and each other to be the best they can be. Singing four part a cappella harmony under the direction of Denise Lindenbach, Prairie Gold shares its gift of music with the community through performances at conventions, social functions, sports events, hospitals and nursing homes.  In their thirty year history, Prairie Gold has received 38 awards in both the small and midsize chorus categories as well as three international medals.

 

Matt Rapley’s insatiable passion for music has been a driving force in his life.  His innate desire for music was evident when he began playing the piano by ear at age 7.  Matt continued to build upon his love and passion for music throughout his youth.  While Matt’s favourite genre is Gospel and Inspirational, his smooth and versatile vocals bring life to every melody and uniquely complement his exceptional musical composition.  His singing abilities were further noticed during the 2007 season of the national singing competition, Canadian Idol.  Since finishing in the top 5 on Canadian Idol, Matt has been busy performing at several venues across Canada. However,  Matt Rapley remains humble and dedicated to creating music to last a lifetime while captivating audiences.