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!).Read More
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.Read More
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/3rjgepNRead More
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.Read More
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! Read More
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.Read More
Darrell Bryan to direct the Kingston Chamber Choir as part of APM FestivalRead More
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."