Ellen Vesterdal


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Ellen is teaching Vocal Technique, Vocal Duets, conducting Spirituals Choir and directing Musical Theatre.

Ellen still considers herself to be an Alberta-girl, although she has called Toronto her home for about 25 years. Her first degrees were in music education (B. Ed. and Dip. FA) but her other real love is performing. After obtaining her Bachelor of Music from UBC, Ellen moved to Toronto to find love, life, and work in the big city – and amazingly it has all worked out. Currently, she works as an elementary music teacher for the TDSB and as music director for the College Street United Church. She has taught private voice and recorder (including a recorder half-day summer camp), taught singing and choir at MBTL (music camp for TDSB), and adjudicated at music festivals for Orff and Recorder ensembles.

Since making Toronto her home, Ellen has performed as a soloist and choral lead, opera singer, and chorus member for the COC. As a mezzo-soprano, she has been used to cross dressing for “pants roles.” She will be singing in a concert in Toronto in March and in Cuba in April. Later in 2018, Ellen is hoping to re-mount her cabaret, “Revered, Reviled, Revived – a woman’s journey through love.”

In non-related music activities, Ellen LOVES vintage jewellery, her antique boat (50 years old this summer), her canoe (which she built), swimming, biking, hiking and folk dancing.

Ellen singing Pie Jesu from Durufle’s Requiem.

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