Donna started her musical education at seven with piano lessons at the Regina Conservatory. She loved to hear the different instruments, leading her to play many herself – clarinet, bass clarinet and oboe in her high school band; recorder, other early instruments and harp in university; and ukulele and guitar as a school teacher. Singing was also her passion, from elementary school choir to madrigals in Collegium while studying for her B. Mus. (UBC).
Donna directs the Chalice Choir and teaches Gr. 6/7 at Edith Cavell Elementary, where she also directs a children’s choir. She enjoys the challenge of each new piece, and loves that the choral experience is greater than the sum of its parts. The spirit, energy and effort involved make it truly satisfying.