A native of Waterloo Ontario, Adam commenced his musical education at Wilfrid Laurier University in Voice Performance under the direction of Kimberly Barber. He now resides in Victoria, BC where he completed his Masters in Voice Performance with Benjamin Butterfield at the University of Victoria.
Adam has performed with various groups on Vancouver Island and the mainland including the Vancouver Island Symphony, Victoria Baroque Players, the Handel Society of Music, Bach on the Rock, Via Choralis, Sooke Philharmonic Choir, Victoria Baroque Festival, La Modestine, Victoria Choral Society, North Island Choral Society, Malaspina Choir, Victoria Philharmonic Choir, Oceanside Concert Choir and the Cowichan Consort.
Adam currently sings at Fairfield United and St. John Henry Newman churches, with the Linden Singers and Capriccio choirs. In addition to performing, Adam teaches music lessons out of his home studio AD Music and at the Taber Music School. He is also a lead instructor for the online teaching platform Singdaptive. To find out more about Adam go to adamdyjach.com
Willy Miles-Grenzberg (Baritone) has performed with the top opera companies, orchestras and choirs across Canada, as well as in churches, cafes, etc. as singer/song-writer/guitarist. He appears regularly with Vancouver Opera in both chorus and solo roles. He has performed as soloist in many of the great oratorios with Vancouver Bach Choir, The Handel Society, The Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra and The New Westminster Symphony. He has also performed with the Canadian Opera Co., Tapestry New Opera Works, The Elmer Iseler Singers, The Hamilton Bach-Elgar Choir, The Scarborough Symphony and the Amadeus Choir, among others.
Engagements with Vancouver Opera include appearing as The Marchese d'Obigny in La Traviata, the Customs House Sargent in La Boheme, and the Motorcycle Cop and Prison Guard 1 in Dead Man Walking. With the Vancouver Bach Choir he was baritone soloist in Carmina Burana and Stravinsky's Les Noces. He premiered Rita Ueda's The Old Man And The Sea with the Turning Point Ensemble, and a new production of her opera Debris with Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. He performed the world premiere of Mark Armanini's Wang Wei Poems with the AU Ensemble in Amsterdam.
Willy is also an avid guitarist and song-writer, with a vast repertoire of folk, pop and jazz standards, along with a catalogue of over seventy original songs. He has also toured extensively in Canada and the U.S. as vocalist and bass-guitarist with Silk Road Music, a Vancouver-based Chinese “world music” ensemble, and is a featured vocalist on their c.d. “Village Tales”.
Recognized for her expressive, lyric tone, and thrilling high notes, Canadian soprano Melanie Krueger embraces an extraordinarily wide range of repertoire, from Britten and Berg to Mozart and Monteverdi.
Melanie maintains a thriving performance schedule, which has taken her from Canada to Europe. She has worked with some of Canada’s leading conductors and orchestras including Bramwel Tovey and the Vancouver Symphony, the Victoria Symphony, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and the Newfoundland Symphony.
Melanie holds a masters degree in voice performance from the University of British Columbia, a bachelor of music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Education degree from Memorial University. Melanie has been hailed by La Scena Musicale Magazine as having “a voice that simply soars over the orchestra” and was identified as a “show stopper” by the Vancouver Sun.
“From the very first notes of soprano Melanie Krueger’s shatteringly original opening solo until the exquisite final coda, the performance was on track and solid, full of dramatic assurance and brimming with rhythmic vitality.— Vancouver Sun (Les Noces, Stravinsky)
Known for her “velvet smoothness” (Audio Society of Atlanta) and full-bodied, caramel voice, Julia Morgan is a singer who brings passion, intelligence, and nuance to her craft. A versatile artist, Morgan performs with choirs, orchestras, and opera companies across Canada and beyond. Morgan’s acclaimed 2012 album (MSR Classics) was described as “handsome,” and a recording that “goes well beneath the surface of songs by Sibelius, Brahms, Schubert and Mahler,” (Gramaphone). Morgan trained in Canada, and also studied with some of the world’s most respected song interpreters from England, Austria, and Italy. Julia Morgan is a Vancouver Island native and makes her home in Victoria.
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