Location: British Columbia, Canada
Brigid Coult trained and worked in England until coming to Canada in 1982; since then she has been based in MetroVancouver. She is Director of Music at St Mary’s Kerrisdale Anglican Church - www.smkchurch.com - where music is an important part of worship life. She has also been involved with the Anglican church on a national level, serving on the task force editing Common Praise hymnal, and at the diocesan level, where she serves on the liturgical commission. She was President of the British Columbia Choral Federation (BCCF) – www.bcchoralfed.com - for 13 years, and is still heavily involved with the organization, currently as its Project Manager; she has served with the Association of Canadian Choral Communities (ACCC) as National Youth Choir liaison and as President, and also served on the Board of ChoralNet. She was involved in the planning and execution of the World Symposium on Choral Music (III) held here in Vancouver in 1993, the World of Children’s Choirs – 2001, and the recent ACCC /BCCF ChorPodium conference, held in Victoria in 2006. Brigid has been the conductor for Richmond Chorus – www.roca.ca - since 1994, and in her hands the Chorus has grown both in numbers and musicianship. She still sings occasionally at Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, when she has time, sometimes leading the music at Compline services, and she has been a member of Canada’s award-winning women’s choir, ELEKTRA. She teaches voice and piano locally, and has served as an adjudicator and choral clinician for festivals throughout BC.