2022-2023 Season Singers
Georgia Edwards, soprano
Born in England and raised in Switzerland, Georgia moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia with her family in November 2008. Having been an active singer her whole youth, Georgia’s musical growth truly began when she was handed a flute in her very first band class. In the following years, she began to take voice lessons in a local Performing Arts School and sing in local and school choirs, which included the Cantatrice Girls Honour Choir and the Xara Youth Ensemble. Georgia went on to study Music Therapy and Voice at Acadia University, studying under Paula Rockwell, Dr. Christianne Rushton, and Jason Davis. During her time at Acadia, Georgia continued to be an active chorister, singing with Xara Choral Theatre (and is a featured soloist on their latest album Here on These Branches), the Acadia Chorus, the Nova Scotia Youth Choir, and at the Wolfville Baptist Church. Currently, Georgia works as a Music Therapist, a Private Music Teacher, and a Kindermusik educator. While she loves sharing the joy of music with others, she is thrilled to sing with the Luminos Ensemble to fulfill her own musical needs and further her musicianship as a singer.
Rebecca Hulme, soprano
Cellist, vocalist and budding music therapist Rebecca Hulme holds a Bachelor of Music Therapy with Honours from Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Hailing from Montreal, QC, she moved often in her youth, and has been happy to call the Maritimes her home for the better part of a decade. Rebecca has drawn inspiration from various influences in her travels and continually searches for opportunities to grow as a performing artist. Her diverse musical tastes have fuelled many adventures: from accompanying Phish’s Trey Anastasio at Carnegie Hall to studying Hindustani Classical music and collaborating in a fusion ensemble in India for a year. She has performed with various groups, including: the Vermont Youth Orchestra, South Congregational Church Handbell Choir, Acadia Chamber Ensemble, Acadia Vocal Ensemble, Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and had the honour of competing in the National Music Festival of Canada representing NS with her piano trio in the chamber division. In 2019, she sang in the Indian River Festival with Island A Capella.
Her current involvement in the PEI Symphony Orchestra and Luminos Ensemble nourishes her love of both classical and contemporary music. This, as well as performing alongside various Island artists, offer a means to share and collaborate with others. Presently, Rebecca is concluding her formal training as a music therapist and teaching music privately. A person-centered therapy provider, she specializes in supporting creativity, self-expression and self-empowerment through music. She has enjoyed working with a slew of populations, particularly Children and Adults with Special Needs and those with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. She hopes to specialize in Geriatrics.
Allison Kelly, soprano
Allison Kelly (she/her) is a musician and performing artist based in Epekwitk, the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, colonially known as Prince Edward Island. In addition to performing with Luminos Ensemble, Kelly is also a member of Sirens (www.sirenschoir.com) who were the recipient of the Achievement in Classical or Jazz Award for their debut album Boundless at the 2021 Music PEI Awards. She was a member of the cast and creative team for the 2021 production of The River Clyde Pageant: the Turn of the Tide. Other past credits include sharing the stage with Catherine O’Brien and Kelley Mooney as Fascinating Ladies (fascinatingladiesproductions.com), performing in Young at Heart-Musical Theatre for Seniors Inc. 's 2020 and 2018 productions (yahtheatre.com), and joining the In-Residence Choir for the Halifax Choral Conducting Institute (halifaxsummerchoral.com) in 2019.
Mariko Osa, soprano
Mariko is honored to be part of Luminos Ensemble. Originally from Japan, Mariko first came to the Island in 2012 to
learn English at Study Abroad. She then returned in 2015 to begin her Theatre Performance study at Holland College School of Performing Arts. Prior to SOPA, Mariko began her training with 8 years of piano lessons as well as several years of voice lessons. Other Education includes University Saint Anne Beginner French Courses as well as Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8 in Voice and currently studying to complete her grade 10. She also has training in Musical Theatre and Opera as a Soprano singer. Recent experience includes singing in the Confederation Centre Choir as well as Trinity United Church Choir and Soloist. In 2018, she sang in Indian River Festival, and the Messiah Concert at the Confederation Centre. In 2017, she performed in her own Opera Recital “A Night at the Opera”. She would like to thank all her Voice instructors over the years as well as her new Luminos Ensemble family.
Annette Campbell, alto
Annette Campbell is a mezzo-soprano from Charlottetown, PEI. She has a Bachelor of Music degree (University of Prince Edward Island), a Master of Arts in musicology (McGill University) and a Diploma in Public Relations (University of Victoria). She has sung with a variety of different groups including the Montreal Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Orpheus Singers, the St. Lawrence Choir, the Bella Voce quartet, the Maplewood Singers, and the funk band Mystery Snail. She has appeared onstage and served as music director and/or vocal coach in various children’s theatre shows and local theatre productions. Annette taught music privately for many years and has lectured sessionally at McGill and UPEI. She has also worked in arts administration, most notably with the Canada Council for the Arts. Annette is a founding member of the PEI women's choral ensemble Sirens.
Melissa Lewis, alto
Marlee Saulnier, alto
Marlee Saulnier (she/her) is a saxophonist, vocalist and pianist hailing from Stellarton, Nova Scotia, and has called Charlottetown home for the past eight years. She holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. Marlee has had the opportunity to play and sing with numerous musical groups touring throughout Canada, the US and Mexico, including The Count and the Cuban Cocktail, Humber’s Latin Jazz Ensemble, Charlottetown-based world music group I and the Village, and Amy, Amy Amy – A Tribute to Amy Winehouse. Marlee is an ECMA and Music PEI Award winner for her work with Sirens and Paper Lions, and additionally performs with Luminos Ensemble, Lady Soul and as a sideman for various Island musicians. Marlee is also currently the Executive Director of the PEI Symphony Orchestra.
Nadine Haddad, alto
Nadine is from Charlottetown, PEI and holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from the University of Prince Edward Island and a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management from Western University. Nadine was fortunate to be a chorister with UPEI's Concert and Chamber Choir and most recently with That Choir in Toronto for 5 consecutive years. Some of her favorite performing credits include Game of Thrones: Live Concert Experience (Live Nation), "Abegweit: The Soul of The Island (Charlottetown Festival) and representing PEI at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in a "Victory Ceremony". In addition to Luminos Ensemble, Nadine performs with Young at Heart Theatre in Fascinating Maritime Ladies with Catherine O'Brien and Kelly Mooney. Outside of performing, Nadine works as the Director of Philanthropy at Confederation Centre of the Arts.
Jordan MacLean, tenor
Jordan MacLean is a graduate of the UPEI Bachelor of Music Program where he was trained as a high baritone. Jordan was a Member of the UPEI concert choir and chamber singers as a tenor, also performing in the UPEI’s production of the magic flute as Monostatos and, FORTE - PEI Men’s choir as a baritone. Jordan also has a passion for composition, having focused on it in his later years at UPEI.
Troy Martin, tenor
Troy Martin is a Clarinetist and Tenor from Montague, Prince Edward Island. Troy has performed with various orchestras and choirs including the UPEI Wind Symphony, the PEI Symphony Orchestra, Strathgarney Chamber Orchestra, UPEI Concert Choir, and, of course, Luminos. He has represented Prince Edward Island in the National Youth Band, National Youth Choir and National Music festivals and has received a number of awards such as UPEI Musical Excellence Award, the Suzanne Brenton Award and a number of awards from the Southern Kings Art Council for his music making.
Darin MacBeth hails from and currently resides in Prince Edward Island. He is father of Sofia and Gracie and co-owner of MacBeth Bros. Roofing Inc. As a childhood dancer/ performer, he performed in Anne of Green Gables and played several lead roles in musical theatre. He studied Music at Acadia University where he was a student of James Sommerville (French Horn) and James Sugg (voice). He was a member of the Ceremonial Guard Band and has competed in the National Music Festival as a French horn Player. He has been a French horn soloist for many ensembles including the PEISO.
Darin has performed extensively throughout Atlantic Canada as vocalist as well as a lead singer / bass player. The bands he has been lead singer of are Rupert Pelican, Big Tilda, Tongue and Groove, and Macbeth. He has also performed with a host of other bands including Haywire, Joey Kitson, The Wanna bees, Roger Jones, Big City, Davis Ward, and League of Gentlemen to name a few.
Darin currently performs with Luminos Ensemble, Forte Men’s Choir, Island Choral Society, PEISO, UPEI Wind Symphony, PEI Pops Orchestra, PEI Regimental Band, Holland College Band, Great George Street Brass Band, and his own band “Macbeth”. His performances are always infused with passion and deep respect for the purity of pitch and sound. Darin genuinely feels privileged to perform, every single time.
Darin MacBeth, tenor
Justin Simard, tenor
Jim McClean, baritone
Jim McClean is a graduate of the UPEI Music program who will be singing Bass in this season of luminos. He is currently studying voice under the direction of Stephen Bouey. He has been a featured soloist and member of the UPEI Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, as well as the UPEI Men’s Ensemble. Jim also took part in UPEI Music’s production of The Magic Flute as Monostatos
Gaige Waugh, baritone
A graduate of the Bachelor of Music program at UPEI, Gaige Waugh is currently active as a vocalist and trombonist based out of Prince Edward Island. Growing up in the small New Brunswick town of Quispamsis, a love of music grew in performance through school and community music making. He has performed in a number of musicals, quartets, and choirs, including the 2018 National Youth Choir where he represented Prince Edward Island and the 2019 Ceremonial Guard where he served in Ottawa as a trombonist. In the major works of J.S Bach’s Magnificat, Mozart’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah he was featured by the UPEI concert choir as a soloist, and most recently made his debut into opera as Sorastro in the UPEI production of Mozart's The Magic Flute.
Daniel Aitken, bass
John Mitchell, bass
In addition to joining the Confederation Singers in Charlottetown these last two seasons, John has sung for many years with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra Chorus and with Opera Roanoke Chorus in Virginia. He studied Music at Virgina Tech and pursued post-graduate music studies (Piano and Theory) at Hollins University. He resides in Cumberland, PE with his spouse, Alto Martha Robinson.