Chorus York has begun rehearsals for it’s 8th season with a new Artistic Director in place. A nominee of the Ontario Arts Council’s Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting, Jennifer Min-Young Lee is a Korean-Canadian conductor, music educator and vocal pedagogue who established herself as a respected musical leader in the Toronto music scene. Lee currently serves as the Artistic Director of Chorus York, Yemel Philharmonic Society of Toronto and the Music Director of the Toronto Young-Nak Presbyterian Church. Lee served as Associate Conductor of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir for three seasons where she conducted season concerts, Singsation Saturday outreach programs, and prepared the ensemble for regular appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Committed to choral excellence, Lee has worked with the complete spectrum of voices. She was assistant conductor of the Bach Chamber Youth Choir, as well as the Ontario Youth Choir. In the States, she directed numerous ensembles including Aldersgate Methodist Chancel Choir, Repertory Singers, Eastman Chamber Singers, Bach Cantata Series and University of Rochester Women’s Chorus. As a passionate vocal pedagogue, she also maintained a private voice studio as a secondary voice teacher at the Eastman School of Music. Equally experienced in orchestral conducting, Lee made her professional orchestral conducting debut in Toronto with the Orchestra Toronto during the 2015/2016 season and served as Assistant Conductor.
Chorus York is excited to be working under her directon, and is looking forward to a busy musical year and a full schedule of performances leading up to Christmas.