Conversations by Young Voices Toronto is now released through CD Baby and all of its affiliate digital streaming partners, including Apple Music, Spotify and iTunes. This was an ambitious recording project, in part in response to the pandemic protocols, as a "multi-track, remote-studio, music-dialogue virtual-instrument" children's choir album. I encourage you to listen to our Young Voices.
The Musical Poet: Marjorie Pickthall (1883-1922) has now been uploaded to Academia.edu. It is part testimonial, part analysis, of her published poetic output and how its devices intersect with those of the elements of music. Click on this link here to access it.
Sheldon began piano lessons at age 10 and, a year later, enrolled at St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto. Upon graduation he went on to earn a Bachelor of Music degree (Theory and Composition) from the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto with later supplementary studies at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton and the Juilliard School in New York. Sheldon also has extensive choral experience, serving as Director of Music and Organist for more than a decade at St. Clare’s Church (Toronto), as Choirmaster for the Appleby College Chapel Choir (Oakville) and as piano accompanist to the Oakville Children’s Choir for 7 seasons, and for Young Voices Toronto (formerly High Park Choirs) for 16 years thereafter. He now accompanies Coro with the Toronto Children's Chorus.
A veteran of many recordings and tours, his personal highlights are performances at Festival 500 - Sharing the Voices (Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada), Musica Mundi Choral Competition (Budapest, Hungary), the Choral Olympics (Bremen, Germany) and the American Choral Directors National Convention (Los Angeles, California), the World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia, Podium On the Edge in St. John's NL, as well as tours throughout Germany and Austria. Sheldon is equally at home in the theatre, having been part of over a dozen productions, including musical director in the theatre program at the Inter-Provincial Music Camp (Parry Sound, Ontario) and more recently, performing in the Rendez-vous Show for Holland-America/Princess Westmark Hotels and Showtime Entertainment in the Yukon Territory of Canada.
Sheldon is also an accomplished and award-wining composer, arranger and orchestrator. Many of his fine choral works have been published by Cypress Choral Music, Rhythmic Trident, and Alliance Music, and are available world-wide.
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Sheldon is a well-known pianist, educator, and award-wining composer, arranger and orchestrator. Over the years his varied interests have led him to perform as a lounge pianist, disc jockey, musical theatre cast, church organist, and as guitarist and lead vocalist in a rock band. Choirs have long been an integral part of his life, initially as a chorister himself, to serving as Director of Music and Organist for over a decade at St. Clare’s Church, (Toronto), as choral director for the Appleby College Chapel Choir (Oakville), accompanist to the Oakville Children’s Choir for 7 seasons, and from 2006-2021 he had been accompanist and composer-in-residence to Young Voices Toronto. Many of his fine choral works have been published by Cypress Choral Music, Rhythmic Trident, and Alliance Music, and are available world-wide.
Sheldon is a graduate of St. Michael’s Choir School and holds a Bachelor of Music from the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.