James Whitley

James Whitley has a choral and theatre background, growing up in Toronto and performing as a teenager in festivals across the city. He came to Nova Scotia in 2014 to study philosophy at the University of King’s college, where he met music director Paul Halley and began singing regularly with the King’s College Chapel Choir, the choir of All Saints Cathedral, and Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir. In 2018, he began studying classical voice with Marcia Swanston, and later Dr. Christina Haldane, at the Fountain School of Performing Arts. In 2019 and 2020, he sang leading roles in the Fountain School’s productions of Emmanuel Chabrier’s L’etoile and Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and was also a featured soloist with the King’s Chorus in their concerts Music For Saint Cecilia (2018) and Ikos. He continued performing with the Fountain School in their 2022 production of A Northern Lights Dream, singing the role of Nick.
James is also a music teacher. He currently offers voice and beginner piano lessons at Andrea’s Music Studio to students of all ages. He is passionate about education. Music is for everyone!