Musical Director

Wendy Arnold

A message from our Director

Music has always been my passion. When I was five, I began asking for singing lessons and, finally, when I was seven, it was agreed I could take piano lessons. So, I decided that my piano would be my singing teacher, and it was. I sang along with every song I learned to play. You can imagine the interesting variety of popular and classical music I was singing.

Growing up in North Bay, I also belonged to the local ‘garage’ band, played in the school bands and performed in our high school musical productions under the musical direction of Bob Pyper (RIP), who I was very lucky to meet again in my adult life through the Barbershop Harmony Society.

In 1991 I joined the Christmas choir at my office and met Kelly. Kelly introduced me to the Toronto Accolades and the barbershop style of singing. I loved the harmonies from the first 4-part a cappella chord I heard sung, and I have been a member of this group ever since and became their director in 2003. I also sing with the 5-time international gold medal North Metro Chorus, Skyfall Quartet and, most recently, have begun co-directing Vocal Cachet.

I am a Certified Accountant (CPA, CMA) working for a large insurance brokerage in downtown Toronto.
Other joys in my life include my two sons Alex and Matthew (no surprise they both play musical instruments and have great voices). I also really enjoy my extended family, my friends, Zumba, Yoga and going to the movies.



 

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