ABOUT


ABOUT
Hailing from the UK, Darrell Christie (Bryan) is recognized for his versatility and collaborative approach to performance and arts education. Having studied at both Keele University in the UK, and York University in Canada, Darrell specializes in vocal performance (music theatre and classical voice), conducting, and music education.

Darrell has built a successful international career as a performer, musical director and educator working across Canada, in addition to appearances in the UK, France, China, and Australia.

Through his energetic and holistic approach to performance and arts education, Darrell focuses on creating versatile performers and ensembles through a practical application of vocal science. Having studied extensively with vocal clinicians in the Canada and Europe, Darrell uses an understanding of current vocal pedagogy to ensure ensembles and soloists attain their potential.

Darrell’s teaching philosophy focuses on educating and encouraging musicians to make healthy, informed, and sustainable steps in their development. Underscoring the growth of technical ability alongside skills in song interpretation and presentation, Darrell’s approach supports performers in communicating complex stories through song.

Darrell is an instructor at Queen's University where he leads the choral program, in addition to teaching voice, conducting, and music theatre. In addition to his work at Queen's, Darrell runs a busy private voice, piano and theory studio, and offers musical consultation, adjudication, performance and musical theatre direction across Ontario.

CONCERTS & EVENTS


  •  28/05/2021 07:30 PM
  • Online Event

Workshop presentation of the exciting new suffragette musical. Commissioned by the DAN School of Drama and Music The Watershed Festival proudly presents the world sneak peek presentation of award-winning music theatre creator and DAN School Artist-in-Residence Leslie Arden’s latest commission: The Lancashire Lass. The new musical tells the tumultuous story of the British suffragette movement through the eyes of the dynamic yet conflicted Annie Kenney. It is the sweeping and poignant exploration of a century-old struggle that still has such a massive impact on the world today. Directed by Tim Fort with music direction by Darrell Christie, The Lancashire Lass features current students of the DAN School of Drama and Music as well as outstanding professionals (and alumni!).

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  •  02/04/2021 07:30 PM
  • Online Event

Join the Kingston Chamber Choir in this online event for the world premiere for John Burge's Flight 752 Elegies. This piece, in memory of Flight 752, features Iranian-Canadian Sadaf Amini (santur) in a moving composition for santur, chamber choir, and soprano. Made possible by the IMAGINE Project at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. More details on this online concert to follow.

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  •  31/12/2020 09:00 PM
  • Online Event

Join the Canadian Chamber Choir for a free, celebratory New Year’s Eve premiere of Edward Enman’s “Unimagined Light.” This four-minute piece was recorded live from 20 different locations, combining various technological assists that allowed the CCC singers and artistic team to collaborate in real time. The December 31 premiere will also feature a pre-show panel with the composer and artists, as well as a look behind the scenes at the processes that brought this performance to life. Thursday, December 31, 2020 @ 9pm EST on Zoom Please RSVP in advance: https://bit.ly/3rjgepN

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  • C$25
  •  08/03/2020 02:30 PM - 08/03/2020 05:00 PM
  •   200 Norman Rogers Drive, Kingston, ON, Canada

CELEBRATING FEMALE COMPOSERS & ARTISTS ON INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY Join us on International Women's Day as we celebrate the work of female composers. At this special event at Cookes-Portsmouth United Church, we will share the stage with She Sings! and The Caledonias of Queen's University. Join us for a wide variety of music from female composers and artists from across Canada and the rest of the world. Proceeds from this concert will be donated to Interval House, Kingston.

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  • C$25
  •  01/02/2020 07:30 PM
  •   1 Princess Royal Avenue, Kingston, ON, Canada

JOIN US FOR SOMETHING NEW AND EXCITING The Kingston Chamber Choir joins forces with award winning contemporary singer, Michelle Kasaboski for a concert of jazz and popular music. Join us at 6:30 PM for our pre-concert reception and silent auction with Michelle, Darrell, and the choir. ​Complimentary champagne and treats will be served! ​

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  • C$25
  •  27/10/2019 02:30 PM - 27/10/2019 04:30 PM
  •   270 King Street East, Kingston, ON, Canada

ALL OF YOUR CHORAL FAVOURITES Join us for a wonderful afternoon of the choral favourites you know and love. Featuring our collaborative Clare Miller, this concert will bring you beloved choral classics, and piano repertoire favourites. Music will include Bach, Bruckner, Fauré, Lauridsen, Mozart, Rutter, Stanford, Whitacre, and others. Tickets available at kingstonchamberchoir.ca, at Novel Idea (156 Princess Street Kingston), and at the door.

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NEWS


Kingston Chamber Choir and Darrell Christie to premiere new work by John Burge - "Flight 752 Elegies", for santur, chamber choir, and soprano.

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Register now for ONLINE LESSONS with Darrell Bryan

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Due to the development of COVID-19 the KCC makes the decision to cancel their final concert of the season, Inner Child.

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Darrell Bryan to direct the Kingston Chamber Choir as part of APM Festival

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TESTIMONIALS


 When it comes to music, Darrell is extraordinarily versatile. As a choral conductor, he is clear, confident and creates both a fun and focused atmosphere in rehearsals. As a performer, Darrell has an absolutely beautiful voice, and a remarkable stage presence that shines in a variety of genres. Darrell is an absolute pleasure to work with, both as an educator and an artist. Highly recommended!"

 Darrell is one of the most talented choral conductors I have worked with -- sensitive to the needs and talents of the choristers and to the demands of the music. Somehow he keeps it all lighthearted. Rehearsals don't seem like hard work."

 Darrell has the patience of Job, he’s incredibly professional in his interactions with his clients and equally as personable. Not always easy. As a vocal coach, he’s also quick to identify how to improve your singing technique without making it sound like a criticism. He’s likeable and I highly recommend him."

 Darrell is a wonderful voice coach. While a serious professional, he brings humour and, for those of us that need it, compassion to his classes. He is encouraging, supportive and funny, and clearly enjoys what he does. We are lucky to have him in Kingston!"

 If you’re looking for a stellar collaborator, interlocutor, and performer—a consummate professional at every turn—Darrell is your guy"

 Darrell related extremely well to the students and covered the material competently and with musicality. This would amount to little if he did not have such an easy manner in dealing with staff and students and the ability to teach children… I cannot over-emphasise the value Darrell has been to the school and especially our department."

LESSON PRICE GUIDE


CONSULTATION

C$80
  • All new students must book a consultation before booking a regular lesson. This session is used to discuss your lesson goals and ensure a good fit between student and teacher.
  • In consultation with each student, Darrell will produce an individualized lesson plan that focuses on areas that students would like to explore in their lessons.

60 MINUTE LESSON

C$80
  • Darrell offers lessons, in person or online (via Zoom) in voice, theory, and conducting.
  • Lessons are individually tailored to help each student reach their goals. Darrell has extensive experience teaching amature and professional singers, preparing students for university and graduate studies, supporting students in their professional classical and music theatre careers, and generally helping singers find their most efficient, safe, and sustainable voice.

45 MINUTE LESSON

C$65
  • Darrell offers lessons, in person or online (via Zoom) in voice, theory, and conducting.
  • Lessons are individually tailored to help each student reach their goals. Darrell has extensive experience teaching amature and professional singers, preparing students for university and graduate studies, supporting students in their professional classical and music theatre careers, and generally helping singers find their most efficient, safe, and sustainable voice.

30 MINUTE LESSON

C$50
  • Darrell offers lessons, in person or online (via Zoom) in voice, theory, and conducting.
  • Lessons are individually tailored to help each student reach their goals. Darrell has extensive experience teaching amature and professional singers, preparing students for university and graduate studies, supporting students in their professional classical and music theatre careers, and generally helping singers find their most efficient, safe, and sustainable voice.

CONTACT


  • 39 Bader Lane, Kingston, ON, Canada
  • Room 223, 39 Bader Lane, Queen's University, Kingston, ON