Stephanie Martin, Artistic Director
Stephanie Martin became artistic director of Pax Christi Chorale in 1996, and began exploring the great masterworks of oratorio.
Drawn to the power of choral music from her early years, Martin’s own music is performed regularly by choirs around the world.
Her recent choral symphony “BABEL” for orchestra, choir and soloists premiered at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario in April, 2016.
At York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, Martin teaches history, composition, harpsichord, organ and ensembles.
In Toronto Martin is artistic director of the accomplished oratorio choir Pax Christi Chorale and directs the women’s ensemble Schola Magdalena, specializing in medieval polyphony and chant. She was director of music at the historic church of Saint Mary Magdalene in Toronto, following in the choral lineage of Healey Willan.
Recent performances include her cantata Winter Nights with the Grand Philharmonic of Kitchener-Waterloo, The Portinari Nativity commissioned by Ex Cathedra, UK, three new choral works for, Christ Church Cathedral Victoria B.C., a string quartet “From a distant island” and works performed by Voces Capituli, Antwerp; Canadian Men’s Chorus; St. John’s Cathedral, Albuquerque; and Ely Cathedral, UK.
Daniel Norman, Associate Conductor
Sought after for his musical sensitivity and versatility, Daniel Norman has been an active conductor, keyboardist and collaborative artist for over a decade. He has directed an array of choirs, orchestras and chamber ensembles in North America and Europe performing in a range of genres including classical, operetta and musical theatre. Through his career Daniel has collaborated with dance, visual and musical artists in large and chamber ensembles to perform both scripted and improvisatory compositions. He has also coached musicians across numerous instruments in interpretation and performance. Mr. Norman performs regularly as an organ soloist and enjoys featuring works of varying time periods and dialects. He has an undergraduate degree in Music Composition from the University of Western Ontario and a graduate degree in Performance from the University of Toronto. In addition to his work as a freelance artist, Mr. Norman currently holds directorships with Church of the Redeemer and the Convent of St. John the Divine.