Gerald Fagan- Founding Artistic Director
In a distinguished career, Gerald Fagan has influenced generations of musicians. As Conductor of Chorus London and the Concert Players Orchestra, he conducted virtually all of the major symphonic/choral masterpieces. His chamber choir, The Gerald Fagan Singers toured Europe many times, bringing Canadian music to England, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Monaco, France and Spain.
As well as the Founding Conductor of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, Mr. Fagan (three times Conductor of Festival 500 in Newfoundland and Labrador), lead All Provincial Choirs in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Alberta. In 2010, Gerald Co-founded the Bach Music Festival of Canada, and organized his new chamber choir CHOR AMICA.
Honours bestowed on Mr. Fagan include the “Citizens Medal” of Lithuania, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal of Canada, an Honorary Licentiate from Conservatory Canada, Cultural Citizen of the City of London, and an Honorary Citizen of Huron County.
Together with his wife Marlene, they received membership to the Wall of Fame at Western University, and in April of this year were awarded entry into the Jack Richardson London Music Hall of Fame
In 2012, Gerald received the Order of Ontario; and in February of 2017 he was awarded the Order of Canada.…..the highest civilian honours of the Province and of our Country.