Little Treble Makers
The Bay Sound Little Treble Makers is a choir of boys and girls ages 6 through 8 and is a wonderful introduction to choral singing. Children will enjoy learning music skills such as pitch matching, simple rhythms and team work. Repertoire includes a variety of musical styles that will begin to expand a young singer’s musical experience and knowledge. The choir is involved in a number of performance opportunities throughout the year including at least 2 concerts with the entire Bay Sound family.
The Bay Sound Children’s Choir is comprised of boys and girls ages 9 through 13. This choir provides its members with music education and concert experiences while developing the skills of choral singing. Members will enjoy expanding their musicality and music knowledge. Repertoire will continue to develop the young singer’s ability and will expose them to both unison and 2 part singing. The choir is involved in several performance opportunities throughout the year including at least 2 concerts with the entire Bay Sound family.
The Bay Sound VIVO Choir is an auditioned choir for female singers ages 14 to 18. This choir is a high level chamber choir that performs challenging music at a high artistic level. Choir members enjoy singing accompanied and a cappella music of all styles.
Bay Sound Singers
The Bay Sound Singers is a fun-filled, all ages adult choir that enjoys a variety of styles including familiar, contemporary music. The choir enjoys the camaraderie of singing together while striving for artistic skill along the way. The ability to read music is not required, but welcomed. This choir enjoys performing 2 concerts annually along with the entire Bay Sound family. In addition, the choir is thrilled to take part in a number of community-based choral events including fundraisers and local festivals.
Conductor & Artistic Director
Victoria Warwick received her early training with Clifford McAree and James Anagnoson in Toronto and holds degrees of Bachelor of Music (Performance), Bachelor of Education and Master of Music (Collaborative Piano) from the Don Wright Faculty of Music, University of Western Ontario, where she studied with John-Paul Bracey, Peter Smith and John Hess.
In 1982, she joined the teaching staff at Conservatory Canada and was appointed an examiner in 1988. She was named National Executive Director of Conservatory Canada in 2001 and held that position for 13 years.
Victoria is Music Director at St. Paul’s United Church, Director of the Bay Sound Little Treble Makers, the Bay Sound Children’s Choir, Bay Sound VIVO Choir and Bay Sound Singers. She also directs the Bell A'Peal Handbell Choir and the Georgian Bay Ringmasters Handchime Choir as well as holding the position of Director of the Midland Y’s Men’s Music Festival.
John McCullough is a member of the Board of Directors of Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and served as Chair from 2010 to 2013, guiding the Board through a massive redevelopment program to modernize the hospital’s facilities.
His previous Board experience includes past Chair of the Georgian College Board of Governors, Chair of the Ministry of Health’s Mental Health Implementation Task Force, Chair of the Public Education and Communications Committee Provincial Task Force and was the founding Chair of the Simcoe County Board of Education.
John retired as Chair and Vice Chair of the Ontario Parole Board. Previously he was a senior manager with CHUM television. He brings a wealth of experience, having served on a number of local, regional and provincial organizations and committees.
Joan has been the Bookkeeper/Treasurer for the Midland Children’s Community Choir since September 2019. Joan has a wealth of banking experience (Australia, UK and Canada). She has 12 years Financial Management for both small and medium size companies including business planning.
Now retired and community focused, Joan is using her skills where necessary to assist Bay Sound and its members.
Monica has lived in the Midland/Penetanguishene area most of her life. Currently semiretired, she is working as a nurse part time. She has been an active member of Serenata Choir for about 20 years, happily singing in the alto section. Many of those years she was a board member and enjoyed this involvement very much.
Monica is also a member of the Bell A'Peal Handbell Choir, Cellar Singers in Orillia and a member of Huronia Players. She is delighted to be involved with Bay Sound.
Member at Large
Born and raised in Midland, Dan received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Ontario (1974). Highlights of his professional career include: General Manager, The Kelso Music Centre, General Manager, University of Waterloo, Centre for the Arts, General Manager, The Centre in the Square, Kitchener, Chief Executive Officer, The Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, Executive Director, Orchestras Canada, General Manager, The Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, General Manager, The Chatham Capitol Theatre, General Manager, the Academy Theatre, Lindsay.
Other accomplishments in Dan’s career include: Founding President, The Canadian Arts Presenting Association, (CAPACOA), Lifetime Honorary Member of Ontario Presents and CAPACOA, Board member, the International Society for the Performing Arts, Paul Harris Fellow, (Rotary International).