Meet The Artists

Presenting your retirement community entertainment cast

Soprano

Dallas Chorley

Known for her bright tone (Ludwig van Toronto), Canadian soprano Dallas Chorley is an exciting new face in the opera and oratorio scene.  She was recently seen as Annina in La Traviata with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and performs regularly throughout Ontario as a concert and oratorio soloist. Ms. Chorley has been performing at local retirement homes over the past four years, and has loved every single performance!

 

Dallas holds a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University, where she met Gena, and a Master of Music from The University of Toronto, where all three of us musicians studied together.

Gena van Oosten

Mezzo Soprano

Canadian Mezzo-soprano Gena van Oosten is a graduate of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artist Program at the Vancouver Opera. She was awarded the Vancouver Opera’s Kurt Sickert Memorial Scholarship and has appeared in various roles throughout their 2018/19 and 2019/20 season, with roles including Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Flora in Verdi’s La Traviata, and Tisbe in La Cenerentola.

She is a winner of the 2018 Metropolitan Opera National Council Western Canada District, as well as the 2018 Concerto Competition winner for the University of Toronto, from where she holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance.

Guest Artists

Yvonne Choi

Pianist

featured in A Rodgers and Hammerstein Special, An Aftternoon of Song 1 & 2, A Very Merry Christmas Special

An accomplished solo and collaborative pianist, Yvonne has had the privilege to perform as the featured soloist with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Wilfrid Laurier Symphony Orchestra, and Wilfrid Laurier Reading Orchestra. She regularly shares the stage with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with renowned organizations such as the Elmer Iseler Singers, Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Toronto Children’s Chorus, Toronto Chinese Orchestra, and Cambridge Symphony Orchestra.

Stephen De Ciantis

Guitarist

featured in A Scottish Concert

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Stephen De Ciantis is best known as the lead singer and bassist in Canadian rock band Ready the Prince. Ready the Prince has toured internationally multiple times and has accumulated over half a million streams on Spotify. He also performs frequently around Toronto in cover band called The Good You's.