Catherine Arcand-Pinette, soprano soloist
A native of Oakville, soprano Catherine Arcand-Pinette is an active performer and recitalist. She has been featured as a soloist in works including the B minor Mass by J.S. Bach, Handel’s Messiah and Te Deum, Vivaldi’s Gloria and has studied various operatic roles including Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and Carmen in Bizet’s Carmen. Catherine has also been featured in many musical theatre productions including Crazy for You, Pirates of Penzance and Nunsense as well as performing throughout Southern Ontario as a member of the jazz trio Trio Bella with the Swing Shift Big Band.
Ms. Arcand-Pinette completed a MMus from the University of Western Ontario where she was very active in the Early Music Studio studying Baroque and Classical chamber music. Her paper “Getting a Handel on Baroque Pitch” was chosen to be presented as part of the 2006 CUMS Conference. Catherine has been teaching Voice, Musical Theatre and Preschool Music at the Merriam School of Music for over 13 years where, as Voice Department Head, she helped to design the Keyfest Vocal Curriculum and write the Keyfest Vocal Workbook Series. She is excited to be singing as the soprano soloist with Musikay this year. Please visit her website at www.arcandpinette.com for more information on future engagements.
Meet Catherine next Saturday at 19:30.