Our Team

MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR

 

KAI LEUNG

Kai Leung is the new Music Director and Conductor of Oakville Choral, starting in July 2024. Kai succeeds David Bowser, who successfully served as OC’s Music Director/Conductor for the past 15 years.

Kai has a wealth of musical experiences and a deep passion for choral singing. “Throughout my diverse conducting career, I have always been able to create an atmosphere where communal learning is enjoyable and deeply satisfying, and am excited by the opportunity to grow alongside a new group of singing colleagues,” said Kai Leung. “I am a passionate conductor, educator, composer, and choral musician. I am always searching for opportunities to build, strengthen, and learn from communities of diverse people.” 

Kai’s musical background and training includes studies at University of Toronto, a three-year tenure as Associate Conductor of the Orpheus Choir of Toronto, and nine years as the Artistic Director and Conductor with the Modern Sound Collective, a group that provides choral experiences for both beginner and experienced amateur singers. 

Kai brings vision and passion, a broad range of choral leadership skills, and a wonderful blend of experiences in creative compositions, emerging artistry and interest in the classics.

Learn more about Kai at https://kaileung.ca/

ACCOMPANIST

 

ANNE MARIE LEONARD

Anne Marie is a local professional pianist, organist, choral director, accompanist, artistic director for corporate stage shows, cabarets and open mic events.

Since 2007, she has been OC’s rehearsal and concert accompanist and piano soloist. Prior to this, she was accompanist and concert soloist with the Etobicoke Centennial Choir. She also accompanies local soloists and choirs in competitions, auditions, exams, concerts and church events.

Anne Marie has enjoyed long associations with schools specializing in music performance programmes, most notably The York School, a private international Baccalaureate designated school. She is the Director of Music Ministry at St. Thomas a Becket Anglican Church in Mississauga.

As a solo performer, Anne Marie is well versed in many periods and styles of piano repertoire, from early to contemporary. She performs at corporate and private events and coordinates, directs, arranges and performs in multi -performer stage shows.

Currently, Anne Marie presents theme-based intimate piano concerts; such as “Jazz Nocturne”-Piano Masterpieces from the Nightclub Era, and “En Plein Air”-Narratives of Nature. 

SECTION LEADS 

 

Fall 2024 

Soprano – TBA

Alto – TBA

Tenor – TBA

Bass – TBA

BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

 

SANDRA LITT, President

VIRGINIA FLETCHER, Vice-President

IRMA GONZÁLEZ, Secretary

SUSAN CHAN, Treasurer

BARBARA NIXON, Concert/Publicity Manager

MIRIAM LEA-CLARKE, Member-at-large

DEBORAH MACLEOD, Librarian

CHARLOTTE SANDERS, Librarian

CHRISTINE VERNON, Member-at-large