John did not discover the joys of choral singing until middle age. He has been making up for lost time since then, finding ways to sing with as many of Kingston’s wonderful choirs as possible (even if that means two rehearsals every Wednesday night). He currently sings with Open Voices Community Choir and the Cantabile Men’s Chorus, and is a past member of both the Kingston Choral Society and the Kingston Capital Men’s Chorus. Seeking the thrill of singing in a smaller group setting, John brought together interested musical friends in the spring of 2014 to found Eccentric Vocal Ensemble.
John’s day job has always been in the graphic arts; he has worked as a reprographic camera operator, a medical photographer, and, for the past twenty-five years, as a skilled technician in the commercial printing trade.
John’s current favourite piece of repertoire is “Somebody to Love” by Freddie Mercury, arranged by Vince Peterson; as performed by the amazing American male chorus, Chanticleer: