Lindsay Scott has grown up in Guelph and is now in her third year of a Bachelor of Music degree in Self Directed Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is currently studying vocal performance with James McLean and composition with Barbara Assiginaak.
Lindsay is a passionate performer and composer, who has been involved in Laurier’s student composer concerts and classical performance recitals. She recently presented a variety of original music, including an acoustic work for voice and guitar, an ensemble piece for voice, guitar, violin, and cello, and a vocal duet with guitar and piano.
Lindsay has also recently performed solo classical works by Tosti, Massenet, Brahms, and Viardot during the past year of her degree.
Lindsay is the musical director of Laurier’s acapella group ‘Hawkapella’, a member of the Grand Philharmonic Choir, a choral scholar at St.Peter’s Lutheran Church in Kitchener, and recently directed a chamber choir to accompany Tim Baker and the KW Symphony. Lindsay has been a chorus member in the premiere of Justin Lapierre’s Mass of St.Anne (2022) and Stabat Mater (2023), Opera Laurier and KW Symphony’s La Traviata (2023), the Laurier Singers Ensemble (2021-2023), and Laurier Concert Choir’s performance of Mozart’s Mass in C Major: Piccolomini Messe as the alto soloist (2023).
In addition to her classical voice training, Lindsay has a collection of original, self-produced songs released on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms. She is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, violin, and piano in her recordings and performances. In addition to being a musician, Lindsay is also passionate about fitness, riding horses, and spending time with friends and family.
Coming up this year, Lindsay is excited to be one of Guelph Chamber Choir’s Neufeld Emerging Artists this season, to release new original music, and be a part of Opera Laurier productions.
Wil Ainsbury is a young artist just beginning his career in music. He graduated from Wilfred Laurier University in the Spring of 2023 and is happy to be working with the Guelph Chamber Choir help him begin his career. Wil has a passion for performance and is very excited about the repertoire he will be able to perform with the choir.
Wil started singing when he was in elementary school by taking lessons from a neighbor with his childhood friend. He then went on to perform in several community musicals like Oliver and Shrek. He also performed in the Pickering Rotary festival several years in a row. Eventually he went to the performing arts school in Durham named O’Neill C.V.I.. He then went to Wilfred Laurier University to complete a Bachelor of Music.
Wil has a great love for music. He hopes to in the future not only perform, but also hopefully teach and conduct. He has many aspirations for the future and is glad to have Guelph Chamber Choir be an important aspect in his growth.