Jolaine Kerley is active as a soprano soloist, voice instructor, adjudicator, choral conductor, and clinician. She is currently adjunct professor of music at Concordia University College of Alberta, while maintaining a large private voice studio in Edmonton and area. Jolaine has been the artistic director of Ariose Women’s Choir since 2012, and alongside this role, Jolaine is the co-director of the Archbishop Jordan High School Choral program. Jolaine has received undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees in voice and choral conducting from the University of Alberta, and a graduate degree with a major in voice and minor in choral conducting and music history from the Early Music Institute at Indiana’s Jacobs School of Music. Jolaine has been heard frequently as soprano soloist in works by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Monteverdi, Haydn, Scarlatti, Fauré, Schubert, Czerny, Pergolesi, and Bevan with choruses and orchestras throughout North America. Most recent solo engagements include Mozart’s Requiem at ACCC Podium conference, the title role of Venus in John Blow’s Venus and Adonis with Early Music Alberta, and Alan Bevan’s Nou Goth Sonne Under Wode at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Upcoming solo engagements include Bach’s BWV 140 with the Alberta Baroque Orchestra, and David Lang’s, The Little Match Girl Passion with Pro Coro Canada.
Meghan Rayment holds a Bachelor of Music from the Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Alberta as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. Meghan has had the pleasure of working with various ensembles in Edmonton and surrounding areas, including the All-City Junior Choir and Edmonton Junior and Primary Choirs. She is currently teaching elementary music at Mary Hanley School. Meghan’s academic achievements have been acknowledged through awards such as: the Beryl Barnes Memorial Graduate Award, the John and Logie Drew Graduate Scholarship in Choral Conducting, the Swiss Ethnic Music Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship.
Helen holds a Bachelor of Music with distinction from the University of Alberta. She maintains a busy teaching and accompanying schedule in the Edmonton area. Helen accompanies numerous choirs, including Edmonton's Greenwood Sings, as well as several youth choirs.