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!
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.
Eiko Izeki is our talented rehearsal and concert accompanist. Eiko has a music degree, teaches piano, and is the organist at St. Mary’s South Hill Anglican Church. Classically trained and always smiling, Eiko is fearless in taking on any genre of music with the choir. We are so lucky to have her!
Kiyomi Hori directed the Joyful Voice Community Choir in 2016 and we learned so much from her. Along with singing in a number of ensembles, including the award-winning Phoenix Chamber Choir, Kiyomi also provides vocal leadership to the North Shore’s Pacific Spirit Choir, and is assistant director of the Pacific Spirit Children’s Choir. Kiyomi is also a busy piano and vocal instructor. We wish Kiyomi well and know she has an exciting musical future ahead of her!