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Simon Hardman

Simon Hardman grew up in Montreal and Ottawa but moved to Halifax in 2002, where he sang with the Camerata Singers for seven seasons. A veteran of the Ontario and National Youth Choirs and the Canadian Chamber Choir, he began singing in church choirs at an early age. Due to his job as a Naval…

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Ryan Henwood

Ryan Henwood is a Halifax-based composer, conductor and choral singer. Ryan graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Music in Composition in the spring of 2017. As a composer, Ryan has had works performed by numerous local choirs including The Dalhousie University Chorus, Polaris and Eastern Horizon. Currently, Ryan works at the Nova Scotia…

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Michael James

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…

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Joseph Goodwin

Hailing originally from Toronto, Ontario and Sussex, New Brunswick, Joseph Goodwin officially joined Camerata in 2018 after having occasionally sung with them in years prior. Along with many local choirs, he has done four tours with the National Youth Choir of Canada and tours with Chœur Louisbourg, including one in France. Joseph completed his Bachelor…

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John Lindsay-Botten

Since moving to Halifax in 2004, John Lindsay-Botten has been active in Greater Halifax with church music and presently acts as Minister of Music and Dramatic Arts at Knox United Church in Lower Sackville. He made his most recent Opera Nova Scotia turn in May 2019 as Francesco/chorus in The Gondoliers, then in June 2019…

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Geoff Gillespie

Tenor Geoff Gillespie first joined Camerata for the 1997/98 season, then returned to the group for good in 2005 after working abroad for several years. A graduate of Acadia University’s music program, Geoff’s ability to carry a tune was discovered during a Grade 11 band trip, after which he was immediately pressed into service in…

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Frederick LI

Frederick Li is a recent member of Camerata’s tenor section (2017). He was originally an instrumentalist and played lead trombone with the Queen’s and Dalhousie University Jazz ensembles. He got into choral music while taking a choral conducting course as an elective while at Queen’s. Frederick joined the Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale, partway through his…

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David Caldwell

David Caldwell is thrilled to be joining Camerata this year. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland, USA and a graduate of Virginia’s University of Lynchburg, he comes from a musical family and has sung with various choirs including the Annapolis Youth Chorus, Maryland All-State Choir, Handel Choir of Baltimore and the Camarata Music Company in Seoul, South…

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