A community choir with over 20 members, the Harlequins are women and men who live in Hamilton and surrounding areas. Members are of all ages and backgrounds, and work in many different fields.
Tania Sheeler – Director
Tania has extensive choral knowledge and has been directing various choirs in the communities for many years including the Hamilton Gay Men’s Chorus and the Hamilton Police Female Choir. Not to mention she’s tried her hand at directing a few of our favourite musicals such as Cabaret (The Player’s Guild of Hamilton), Hairspray (Hammer Entertainment) and Urinetown (Hamilton Theatre Inc.). Tania is a teacher with the Halton District School Board.
Laura has worked extensively as a collaborative pianist playing with many talented soloists and choirs including Maureen Forrester, Kevin McMillan, the Amabile Youth Singers, Faculty of Music Singers (U.W.O.), Vox Nouveau, and Kokoro. As a choral accompanist she has toured in Europe, the United States, and across Canada. Laura has completed music studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts and The University of Western Ontario where she studied with Arthur Rowe and was awarded the Alumni Gold Medal. She also holds an Associate of Music in piano performance from the Western Ontario Conservatory of Music. Laura’s collaborative performances and recordings have often received glowing reviews:
“Laura Pin must be one of the most accomplished accompanists in Canada”, Hugh Fraser—The Hamilton Spectator
“The [Amabile] recording features sensitive piano accompaniment by Laura [Pin]“, Shelly Lawson—The London Free Press
Currently Laura plays with the Harlequin Singers, the Ambassadors Christian Male Chorus, the Pro Musica Choir, and the Hamilton Children’s Choir Illumini Ensemble. She maintains a successful music studio and is in high demand as a teacher, vocal coach, and accompanist.
Meet the Harlequin Singers!
Kaylee Beattie, Lorraine Bell, Lynn Doxtater, Carol Hill, Alissa Jambrovic, Pam Kortmann, Lisa Lingard, Victoria Moir
Cathy Bratt-Rico, Nancy Galvin, Alison McLeod, Andrea Renzella, Tania Sheeler, Jessica Veter, Connie Trotter, Kathryn Lee
Matthew Lingard, Nancy Moody, Paul Veter, Pablo Calderon
Michael Boivin, Doug Kinloch, David Luz, Robert Sutton, Sean Moir
[*Member is currently on a leave of absence]