Soprano Carrie Loring has been a member of the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir since 1992. She received a BA from the University of Toronto, and her singing certificates from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Best known as longtime host of TV Ontario’s Polka Dot Door, she toured coast to coast with numerous children’s shows involving singing, storytelling, mime, and puppetry. Carrie has sung with Opera Atelier, Choir 21, The Elmer Iseler Singers, Elora Festival Singers, Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Soundstreams, Bach Festival Singers, Black Creek Festival, Tallis Choir, Toronto Consort, The National Ballet of Canada, The Toronto Summer Music Festival, and the Theatre of Early Music.
She has performed as a voice-over artist and studio singer in television and film, and has sung on 25 CD recordings. Enjoying the challenge of singing in different styles, she has sung back-up vocals for Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), performed in the cast of Sondheim in September, and can be heard in the TV series The Tudors and The Borgias, and in the films Something About Mary Magdalene and Flightpath. Carrie teaches private lessons in both voice and guitar. She is a vocal coach, and the Director of the Kinder and Preparatory Choirs with the Bach Children’s Chorus.
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Music Director of Tafelmusik (1981 to 2014), Jeanne Lamon was praised for her virtuosity and strong musical leadership.