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The Who's Who of the Fort William Male Choir

Meet our Conductor Darlene Chepil Reid.  Darlene originates from Westfort,
anf began studying music at Westgate with Jim Jewitt. After a BSc in
Chemestry and Math from McMaster she again studued music at Lakehead
(HBMus), Conservitory Canada (AMus), Western Ontario (MMus) and
University of Alberta (DMus). She  performs regularly with The Roy Coran Big
Band (trombone), ThunderBrass quintet (tuba) and as a bass for The Rolling
Tones, women’s barbershop quartet. Darlene taught piano for many years and
is currently a Contract Lecturer in Music History, Theory, Composition and
Orchestration at Lakehead University, as well as a composer of avant-garde
music and an arranger of popular music. She is more than very excited to be
conducting the FWMC.

Glen McLeod is the assistant Conductor of the Choir, and a Director on the
Executive. In addition to his high energy level, Glen brings a wealth of musical
experience to assist and support Darlene.  Glen has been a member of the
Choir for over 30 years.


Carol  Wehrstedt is a Co-Accompanist, and she  began her musical career as
a church organist at the age of 12 in Edgerton, Wisconsin.  She has  have
held the position of organist for over 50 years in various churches and
denominations in the US and Canada.  She served as accompanist for half of
one season for the Lakehead Choral Group.   Carol and her  husband Leo are
the proud parents of four sons, and have been blessed with seven

Meet our new Co-Accompanist Nancy Wallace. Nancy  is a Fort William
native; she studied piano under Eleanor Moran and received her LRAM in
music at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England. Nancy is a retired
teacher for the Lakehead Board of Education; she is presently the choir
director at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, and sings soprano in the TB
Symphony Chorus as well as the ORAS Chamber Choir.
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