About the Cambridge Girls' Choir
Commitment to Canadian Music:
The Cambridge Girls' Choir fosters an appreciation of choral music and is committed to promoting Canadian music and talent, through local concerts and touring destinations in Canada and abroad.
We are proud to have commissioned sixteen new works by Canadian composers since our formation in 1981.
Touring is an important musical and team building activity for the Choir.
Our group does a major trip every 2 years. Over the years, the Choir has been a musical ambassador while touring and performing in cities like New York, Ottawa, Montreal, Paris, and London.
In 2014, our Choir traveled to New York City and performed in some breath-taking locations. We also enjoyed a Broadway show and sightseeing around the city. In 2017 the Choir traveled to Toronto, and had a wonderful time sightseeing, performing in our beautiful hotel, as well as an impromptu performance at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre!
The 2017/2018 season is not a tour year for us, but we will be starting to plan our next tour!
Music Director: Peter West
Mr. Peter West has been Choir Director since 2005.
He recently retired as a Principal with the Waterloo Region District School Board, where he had been active with many school choirs and the Kodaly Music Festival. He is currently studying Arts and Media Management at the Schulich School of Business. He has served as organist of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Guelph since 1986, and has supported its transition to the newly-merged congregation of All Saints Lutheran Anglican Church.
Peter earned his certification as an Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto (ARCT) in piano performance under Erhard Schlenker and his ARCCO under Douglas Haas.
Peter is committed to supporting the community through choral music.
Accompanist: Jessica Strub
Ms. Jessica Strub joined the Cambridge Girls' Choir as Piano Accompanist in 2012.
Jessica has accompanied previously for the Preston High School choirs, and often fills in as accompanist for other choirs in the KW and Guelph areas. She performs regularly at weddings, parties, and other funtions.
Jessica is currently completing her ARCT in Piano Pedagogy under Terence Kroetsch.
She has been teaching piano for the past 14 years, and been a full-time piano instructor for the past 7 years. In fact, she has taught several of the choir members (and occasionally their parents, too!)
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