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Catherine Arcand-Pinette

A professional classical singer, Catherine Arcand-Pinette is a well respected Oakville vocal teacher, clinician and adjudicator.  A graduate of the Masters In Performance and Literacy Program at Western University, she has enjoyed a diverse musical career from exploring her love of Early Music through the ensemble Musikay, to performing throughout Southern Ontario as a part of the jazz trio, Trio Bella, to singing Broadway favourites in recital, to performing in the cover band “Tonight’s Band”.  Catherine is currently the Voice Department Specialist and co-director of the Enriched Voice Program at the Merriam School of music where she has taught for the last 21 years.  At St. Paul’s United Church in Oakville, Ontario, she has previously led the Youth Choir, GLOW, as well as the Worship Band and is now the Director of Music in charge of all Sunday music including the Adult Choir.  Catherine believes that her job as the Director of Music is to facilitate the congregation’s ability to experience a profound and spiritual connection to the divine through music, and she strives to accomplish this each week by accessing her love of diverse musical styles and making intentional choices.  Catherine is blessed to be able to share her gift of music this way on a weekly basis and is hoping that her leadership in Beer and Hymns will provide a similar spiritual connection and joy to those who attend.

Catherine will be playing for Beer and Hymns!