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Artistic team

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James Hawn

Director of Music

James Hawn, Director of Music since 2003, has been active with the Saskatoon Chamber Singers for most of its history, and has been involved with singing and choirs for as long he can remember. Prior to his current appointment as Director, he was a long-time member of the bass section, and served as the choir’s president for ten years. James has also been actively involved in national and provincial choral organizations for over twenty-five years. He is a member of the Saskatchewan Choral Federation (SCF) and Choral Canada and has served for a number of years on both organizations’ boards. In 2006 he was presented with the SCF’s Pro Musica Award, which recognizes “exemplary service to choral music in Saskatchewan.” James was an English language arts teacher for thirty-two years with the Saskatoon Public Board of Education. During that time he also taught music, was involved in choral and church music, musicals, and drama both in the school system and in the community. He has regularly directed plays and musicals for Saskatoon’s Gateway Theatre and the Saskatoon Summer Players. Actively engaged with the broader cultural sector, he has served on the boards of TCU Place, the Broadway Theatre, and SaskCulture; and he is currently on the board of Persephone Theatre. He taught for six years in the Adult Basic Education department at SIAST (Saskatchewan Polytechnic). [photo credit: Amy Violet Photography]


Rod Epp


Rod Epp has been accompanist of the Saskatoon Chamber Singers since 2002. Prior to this role, he sang baritone with the choir, which he continues to do whenthe choir performs a capella pieces. Born and raised in Saskatoon, Rod received his B.Mus. degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and obtained Licentiate and Fellowship diplomas in piano performance from the Trinity College of London, England. Although his full-time job is with the Saskatoon Health Region, he also maintains a small private piano studio and directs a local church choir. [photo credit: Amy Violet Photography] 




Jamie Bell

General Manager

After successfully competing a one year term helping out the SCS’s communications efforts, Jamie is happy to be working in the expanded role of General Manager. Jamie has been an active member of the choral community since 2014 and has sung tenor with the SCS for the past two seasons. Outside of this role, Jamie is finishing up a degree focusing in marketing and human resources while serving as Vice President Operations and Finance for the USSU and Vice President for the Saskatoon Opera Association.

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  • Front of house Coordinator: Marcia Cook

  • Program Assistant: Victor Johnson

  • Member ticket sales Coordinator: Rachelle Friesen

  • Membership Coordinator: Catherine Klopoushak

  • Stage Manager: John Dodman

  • Scheduling Assistant: Rachelle Friesen

Our Singers



Lindy Antonini

Andrea Enns-Gooding

Louella Friesen

Daisy Ko

Michelle McKinnell

Barb Milner

Jan Newby-Hempel

Celeste Woloschuk


Wanda Burbridge

Stephanie Campbell

Rachelle Friesen

Catherine Klopoushak

Angela Martens

Devynn McIntyre

Lynne Mondue

Molly Nysteun

Elaine Thaller


Jamie Bell

Peter England

Victor Johnson

Derrick Lee

Dan Surkan

Dave Woloschuk

Tim Yoder

Section leaders:

Louella Friesen, Catherine Klopoushak, Dave Woloschuk, and Matthew Praksas.


John Dodman

Rod Epp

Steve Fish

Tim Hutchinson

Jim McDonald

Tim Nickel

Matthew Praksas

Jordan Wiens

Board of Directors



Peter England


Jim McDonald

Vice President

Wanda Burbridge



Tim hutchinson



Members at Large:

Stephanie Campbell

Tim Nickel

Celeste Woloschuk