Chris Bowman 

Artistic Director for The Cantabile Singers and The Cantabile Boys Choir

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            Christopher Bowman (M. Mus Memorial University, B. Mus Mount Allison University) enjoys making music in many forms – as a conductor, solo and choral singer, and educator. He is full-time Minister of Music at First United Church in Truro, Nova Scotia, and Artistic Director of the Cantabile Society, where he conducts the Cantabile Singers and co-conducts the Cantabile Boys’ Choir. He also sings with the acclaimed Canadian Chamber Choir, and is an instructor of piano and voice. He has discovered a passion for hymn writing (with Valerie Kingsbury) and choral composition, and this music is being used in a number of churches across Canada.  Chris is active as a baritone soloist; his debut CD “Over Hill and Valley” with pianist David Chafe won Music NS and Music NL awards, and was nominated for an East Coast Music Award.  Chris is presently acting as president of the Nova Scotia Choral Federation.

 

            Chris loves working with singers of all ages and stages, and has conducted community, church, school, and university choirs in Atlantic Canada and Ontario. Chris is sought after as an adjudicator, workshop clinician and lecturer, and in recent years has taught in various university music departments in Atlantic Canada as a sessional instructor.  Chris, his wife Laura, and daughters Erica and Meredith live in Valley, NS.