Tue., Aug. 14, 2018   

 Susan Skinner - Artistic Director / Conductor

Susan Skinner
Susan Skinner began her vocal training at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Music and finished her Masters of Vocal Performance program. She sang as a professional opera singer throughout Germany, the USA and Canada, earning critical acclaim for her vocal skills. During her Master studies, she studied Choral Conducting from Rodney Eichenberger and has kept up her conducting training with summer programs with Mr. Eichenberger and others. In addition to taking her Unity Choir to Carnegie Hall, NYC, she is currently a Voice Teacher at Wentworth Music and Musical Director of Kelowna Community Chorus. Susan loves working with singers of all ages, helping them explore the exciting world of choral music while having a lot of fun in the process.

Esther Goertz, Pianist
Esther studied piano under her mother, Hildegarde Goertz in Surry, B.C.  She competed in festivals and participated in concerts and began accompanying singers and choirs at a young age, and then began a career in teaching.  She entered many students in music festivals and accompanied many musicians in local festivals and concerts in 100 Mile House and in provincial festivals.  Esther continues in Kelowna as a church musician, teacher and accompanist.

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