Profiles

 

IMG_0511 5.jpgMusic Director Charissa Seutter, originally hailing from Alberta, moved to the Okanagan in 2010 where she has enjoyed teaching private voice and piano lessons ever since. Starting voice lessons at age 5, Charissa has continued to immerse herself in the language of music through theatre, solo, and choral work. She holds a Bachelor of Music (with Great Distinction) in Vocal Performance from the University of Lethbridge, a Licentiate in Music Teaching, and completed her Grade 10 Piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Charissa seeks to instill a shared love for song, laughter, and making music within her choir. She is enthusiastic in her approach to technique, musicianship and performance skills and is a firm believer in the power of music to connect and inspire people.

 

grahamGraham Vink was born and raised in Kelowna, B.C., where he began playing the piano at the age of 3. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Piano Performance from the Universities of Calgary and Toronto, where he frequently performed as a soloist and collaborator. Summer studies with The Mountain View International Festival provided further opportunities to work with singers and professional chamber musicians.
Graham has recently taken on the role of Artistic Director at the Kelowna Community Music School, where he also teaches piano students. In addition to his work at KCMS, he enjoys keeping a busy private teaching studio, and performing with soloists, choirs, and chamber groups alike; he can be heard performing locally and regionally with The Celebration Singers, M.A.S.K, Opera Kelowna, and Paul Moore, to name a few.
In addition to his performing and teaching schedule, Graham is involved with the local chapter of the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers Association as past-president, and currently serves as a director for the Kelowna Kiwanis Music Festival.

 

2017/2018 members: 

Soprano 1:

Sheri Fenton | Lynda Floyd | Hadiza Gamatie | Vicki Kascak | Jan Kennett | Alicia Meehan | Lindea Parnell | Jacquie Thom

Soprano 2:

Susan Costello | Patricia Howorko | Faye Jones | Theresa Landals | Joanne Rempel | Chelsea Szucs | Jo Weller | Katie Wong

Alto:

Danai Bélanger | Cheryl Bramble | DeAnna MacArthur | Amy McCallum | Jay Nguyen | Tavi Nicholson | Ashley Nitti | Xiomy Pinzon | Heidi Starr

 

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