Here is some information about the people who help make our choir ‘SING’!
Erin Hope-Goldsmith is Joyful Voice’s Musical Director. She also directs Joyful Rebellion Choir, works with the Vancouver Bach Childrens Chorus, and teaches musical theatre classes for adults at the Dunbar Community Centre. Previous positions include Musical Director with Arts Umbrella’s Musical Theatre Troupe, and music and drama programs at the Fraser Academy, Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Shadbolt Centre, Roundhouse Youth Theatre, and St George’s Summer School. Erin holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC, an ARCT Piano Performer’s degree, an Audio Engineering diploma from HIT, and a BCCF certificate in choral directing. She also teaches private piano and voice lessons, creates music for theatre shows and film, writes and arranges songs, and performs with bands from Latin funk to folk. When not engaged in musical pursuits, Erin can often be found sailing, cycling, and walking dogs in the woods. We are so lucky to have her directing the Joyful Voice Community Choir!
Michael Molnar is the president of the Vancouver Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, and works as the music director of St. Paul’s Anglican in the West End. A resident of West Vancouver, he can also be found accompanying morning Masses at St. Anthony’s Parish, and playing for nearby seniors’ care facilities. A graduate of the UBC music school, he has accompanied Vancouver Voices, the Oratorio Singers, and a variety of choirs throughout the Lower Mainland and Victoria (including a North Shore choral concert tour through the Transylvania region), and is now enjoying his time accompanying Joyful Voice. He sang in the Oculus Chamber Choir, the Pacifica Singers, and continues to sing with the MOTET chamber choir. Now, he continues to pursue an eclectic life as a musician in Vancouver.
David Caird conducted the Joyful Voice Community Choir for over a decade. His choral experience includes the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, the Vancouver Bach Choir and several community choirs in Windsor, Toronto and Vancouver. After a year of retirement, David was back with us for our Spring 2017 season, but he has now moved on to other adventures.