V.I.E is a new
ensemble of Toronto players seeking to create the best performances
possible of works by living composers.
Concert 1: November 29 - TBA
Concert 2: April 4 - TBA
Music Director - Sarah
Conductor, vocalist and teacher Sarah John is the Founder and Music Director of the Toronto contemporary ensembles: Vespera Women's Choir and The Vespera Instrumental Ensemble or V.I.E. Both Vespera ensembles are committed to the performance and promotion of contemporary classical music.
In addition to Vespera, Sarah works as a freelance conductor of both professional and community ensembles in Toronto and the GTA.
She has held positions with the the Windsor Symphony, the Windsor Symphony Chorus, Heliconian Choir and Orchestra (co-founder) and the Greater Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra.
Sarah holds a Masterís degree in Performance (Conducting) from the University of Victoria under the tutelage of Dr. George Corwin. Sarah studied oboe with Paul Emond and classical voice with Susan Young.
Sarah has conducted at various festivals and workshops including the Conductors Retreat at Medomak, the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, the Eastman School of Music Summer Conducting Institutes, conducting workshops with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Orchestra London, and Festival 500 in St. Johnís, Newfoundland.
In 1997 Sarah received a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts for her work as Conductor-in-the-Community with the Windsor Symphony.
In addition, she studied
conducting with some of North America's most distinguished teachers,
including Kenneth Kiesler, Arthur Arnold, Gustav Meier, George Corwin,
Susan Haig, Dale Warland, William Weinert, Joseph Flummerfelt and Elmer
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