Hailing from Canada’s smallest province, Michael James (van der Gaag) graduated from University of Prince Edward Island with a Bachelor of Music in 2010, and is an alumni of the National Youth Choir of Canada. He currently sings with Helios, Halifax’s leading vocal ensemble, specializing in music from the Renaissance period. He actively tours with the Canadian Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids, whose mandate is to build community through choral singing. Michael joined the Halifax Camerata Singers in 2014. He works as the Front Office Manager of The Westin Nova Scotian, a 310 room hotel, right in the heart of Halifax. He is the proud father of Lillian van der Gaag, a mischievous seven year old and budding Soprano, who enjoys singing Celine Dion songs in the car.