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Freedom Celebration Singers SATB best choir in Abbotsford, BC

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Ben Goheen
Cellist

Ben Goheen holds his Masters degree in Cello Performance from the University of British Columbia. Since his move from Ontario, he has enjoyed performing with several symphonies and ensembles, including: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Opera Orchestra, Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, and Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. He is also an active chamber musician and loves performing with a variety of smaller chamber ensembles throughout the Lower Mainland, including the Somerset Trio and Rose Gellert String Quartet (Langley Community Music School's quartet-in-residence). 

 

In addition to performing, Ben is also the conductor of Surrey Symphony Society's Symphonic Strings, and enjoys a full schedule of cello students throughout the week. If he had to choose a second passion for life, his answer would be quick and easy: beach volleyball.

Freedom Celebration Singers SATB best choir in Abbotsford, BC

Andrew Greenwood
Baritone

Andrew Greenwood, a captivating baritone hailing from Vancouver, has been praised for his seductive and elegant vocal texture. Known for his focused and round sound, Andrew possesses a unique blend of power and creamy elegance that captivates audiences worldwide. With recent engagements spanning renowned theaters in Germany and Canada, he has proven himself as a versatile and sought-after performer.

 

His notable roles include Amonasro in Aida at the Stadttheater Hildesheim and Stadttheater Wolfsburg in Germany, Frank in Die Fledermaus for Vancouver Opera, Zuniga in Carmen, The Doctor in Samuel Barber's Vanessa for Pacific Opera Victoria, Rigoletto at Stadttheater Hildesheim, Prince Yamadori and The Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly for Vancouver Opera, and the title roles in Macbeth and Nabucco. He has also portrayed Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, Germont in La Traviata for Opera Pro Cantanti in Vancouver, and the Emperor in Der Kaiser von Atlantis for City Opera Vancouver.

 

Andrew's Canadian credits extend to Pacific Opera Victoria, Burnaby Lyric Opera, UBC Opera, Opera Breve, Western Concert Opera, and Modern Baroque Opera. His versatility shines through his appearances as a concert and oratorio singer, performing in works such as Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel's Messiah, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, and various Requiems by Verdi, Mozart, Brahms, Fauré, and Duruflé. He has collaborated with prestigious organizations including the Vancouver Symphony, Vancouver Bach Choir, Vancouver Island Symphony, and Festival Vancouver.

 

Andrew's international career includes notable performances at the Prague State Opera, where he debuted as Escamillo in Carmen and Germont in La Traviata. He also showcased his talent in Switzerland, with roles such as Marcello in La bohème for Opera Studio de Genève and The Ferryman in Benjamin Britten's Curlew River in Lausanne and Cuenca.

 

With his captivating stage presence and versatile vocal abilities, Andrew Greenwood continues to enchant audiences worldwide with his exceptional artistry and passion for the operatic repertoire.

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