Ian Juby has been chorus master for Kingston Choral Society for over 15 years. He began singing lessons with Marie Moir at an early age, continuing until after he graduated from Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Ian studied as a voice major at Western University in London, Ontario. While at Western Ian was a member of the Faculty of Music Singers and the newly formed Opera Workshop. He studied conducting with Lanse MacDowell, Deral Johnston, Gerry Summers, Wayne Strongman and Wayne Riddell; and with Joseph Flummerfelt at the renowned Westminster Choir College in New Jersey.
Ian Juby retired recently following a 30-year career teaching music and grooming award-winning choirs, bands and musicals in high schools from Picton to Kingston. He is music director for the annual Kinsmen musical at the Grand Theatre, Kingston, Ontario and conductor for the Kingston Capital Men's Chorus. Ian is director for the Limestone Chorale and marks his second year as a conductor with the North Lakeshore Chorus, Canada. He also maintains an active voice studio in Kingston.
Clare Miller graduated from Keele University, England, with a first-class dual honours degree in Music & Biochemistry. As a soloist, she performed with the Keele Philharmonic Orchestra and Bath Philarmonia. As a collaborator, she worked with the Bath International Music Festival, Bath University, The Chandos Singers, Chippenham Cantata and Bristol Opera Company.
Since moving to Kingston, Clare collaborated with Bottle Tree Productions, EVE, Hart House Orchestra, Melos, Queen’s Chorale Ensemble, She Sings, the Thousand Islands Playhouse, Two Women Opera Company and the Westben Arts Festival. She attended the collaborative pianist programs at the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy in London, and Tapestry New Opera 101 in Toronto, and has worked with numerous vocal and instrumental soloists across Canada.
Recently, Clare proudly made her solo debut at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, and performed concertos with Quinte Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Kingston. Looking forward to a Bach Keyboard Concerto with Kingston Community Strings in May 2019, she continues to enjoy a four-hand collaboration with Valery Lloyd-Watts.
An administrator and teacher for Queen’s Community Music, Clare is currently a collaborative pianist for Cantabile, Dan School of Drama and Music at Queen's University, Kingston Chamber Choir, Kingston Choral Society, Queen’s Community Music, and Kingston Symphony Orchestra.
Kingston Choral Society
Executive Committee 2017-2018
Ross Cameron, Past President
Mary Sutherland, Vice-President
John Schlueter, Treasurer
Debra Belsey, Secretary
Susan Orgill, Librarian
- Social Convenor
Stephen Bonnycastle, Membership & Recruitment Coordinator
Marianne Clipsham, Director
Martha McConnachie, Director
Peter Bird, Director
Steve Hunt, Director