Our Wonderful Staff
Music Director – Kris Epps
Over the past 10 years, Kris an award-winning classical pianist has devoted his incredible talents to accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists, directing musical theatre productions, and conducting choirs and instrumental ensembles.
As the past artistic director of Cantiamo Choral Ensemble in Montreal and the former assistant conductor of the McGill Choral Society, he has performed and conducted dozens of acclaimed concerts and productions.
Accompanist – Andrew Martyn
Andrew Martyn began taking piano lessons weekly at the age of five with Ellen Van der Putten, who instilled in Andrew a love for classical piano. Later he studied with Lynne Gauthier after Ellen moved away from Nanaimo. Lynne encouraged Andrew to hone his skills as a pianist and participate in competitions and examinations. Andrew has achieved his Level 10 comprehensive certificate with the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program.
He has participated in the Upper Island Musical Festival and has represented the Upper Island in Senior Piano at the BC Provincials in both 2011 and 2012. He placed runner up in the “Canadian Composers” category in 2012. Andrew accompanied the Sinclair Singers from 2012-to 2014 and started again in 2017.
Currently, Andrew is enjoying accompanying both the Sinclair Singers and the AVIVA Chorus as it is providing him an opportunity to create music with others.
AVIVA Chorus – Celebrating the diversity of the LGBTQ2+ Community