New Choral Director for Pender Harbour Choir
The Pender Harbour Choir is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Choral Director, Kenneth Norman Johnson.
Ken is a composer, lyricist, producer, director, conductor and educator. The Choir could not be more fortunate in having him at the helm.
Many will recognize Kenneth from his performances at various local venues and events, and the Choir was privileged to work with him in fall of 2015 on his composition, Castles in the Snow. He has roots in the community and is supporter of a number of musical and non-musical local initiatives.
Kenneth is preparing for our fall program, and looking forward to the start of rehearsals September 6, 7:00 at the Pender Harbour School of Music.
A little more about Kenneth:
Kenneth Norman Johnson holds two degrees from the University of Manitoba, majoring in Music, Economics, and Education. During his early career as a Music Educator and Administrator, he directed choirs at all levels, in schools and within the community, consistently winning accolades at various music festivals. He also produced more than 30 choral recordings for a broad range of choirs. His career as an educator eventually evolved into a full time career as a composer/ lyricist, writer/ producer, director, and performing artist. The catalogue of musical work includes Stage Productions, Choral Music, Orchestral Works, Documentary Film Scores, Children’s Music, Songs, and Piano Music, with more than a dozen solo piano CD releases in the world market and a catalogue of compositions in print. He achieved Canadian Platinum status in 1994, and a WCMA nomination in 2012 for Classical Composition of The Year. He is the founding Director of Ispira, the Director of the Pender Harbour Choir, and a highly regarded performing artist. He continues to write, produce, direct, conduct, perform, publish, and offer coaching and workshops to fellow performers and performance groups.