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Freedom Celebration Singers SATB best choir in Abbotsford, BC

Meet our Founders

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Hans Kruger
Artistic Director & Co-Founder

Hans Kruger is a musician with a unique journey and a heart full of passion! Growing up in Southern Brazil, Hans faced limited opportunities to pursue his musical dreams. It wasn't until his late teens that he discovered his love for singing and the harmonies that touched his soul. His musical flame ignited in college during the late '70s and early '80s, leading him to study conducting with the inspiring Dr. William (Bill) Baerg in Winnipeg.

 

Throughout his musical career, Hans has conducted choirs in Canada and Lisbon, Portugal. For 13 years, he led the Evensong Chamber Singers in Chilliwack, nurturing their voices and creating beautiful harmonies. In early 2023, Hans and Ewa founded Freedom Celebration Singers.

 

Hans has also shared his voice with other renowned choirs, such as the Valley Festival Singers, Fraser Valley Chamber Choir, West Coast Mennonite Chamber Choir (featured on 11 recordings), Jubilate Vocal Ensemble in Vancouver, and The Watchmen Four (a delightful male quartet). Together with Ewa, he is the driving force behind the creation of Freedom Celebration Singers.

 

As a local business owner, Hans approaches music as a cherished hobby, pouring his heart and soul into every note. Join us on this incredible musical journey with the Freedom Celebration Singers and let the magic of their harmonies touch your heart!

Ewa Telega 
Pianist & Co-founder

Passionate and captivating, Ewa Telega enchants audiences with vivid performances of the works of Frederic Chopin and others. Originally from Poland, she has graced the stages of her native country, Switzerland, the USA, and Canada.

As a regular performer, Ewa has showcased her musical talent with performances of Mozart’s Double Piano Concerto KV 365, the captivating two-piano part of Brahms' German Requiem, and many others.

Ewa's extraordinary artistry extends beyond the stage. She had the honour of giving a command performance for the leader of the Polish Solidarity Movement, Lech Wałęsa, in Los Angeles.

Dedicated to sharing her knowledge and expertise, Ewa is a collaborative pianist and a teacher. She has guided numerous students to success in festivals, exams, and recitals.

Freedom Celebration Singers are fortunate to work with a pianist of this caliber.  Let her enchanting piano playing touch your soul. Join Freedom Celebration Singers and experience the magic firsthand!

Freedom Celebration Singers SATB best choir in Abbotsford, BC
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