Board of Directors

Meet the Festival’s dynamic Board of Directors!

 Paul Ciufo (Chairperson),  Dave Frayne,  Aaron Neeb, Kimberley Payne, Aimee Rau, Catherine Weber


Paul Ciufo, Chairperson

Paul is a diligent Exeter based financial planner by day and a passionate playwright in his off hourPaul018-2[1]s. An owner of Godbolt, Ciufo Insurance & Financial Services, Paul helps clients with their investments, insurance and financial planning. His current writing project is a science fiction play called “Circle in the Field”. He has written two plays produced by Blyth Festival — “Reverend Jonah” and “A Killing Snow”” — plus “Narcisse”  which won a Governor General’s award. Paul’s radio play “On Convoy” was produced and broadcasted nationally by CBC Radio. Paul has served as president of the following area organisations: the Rotary Club of Grand Bend, the Grand Bend & Area Chamber of Commerce, and the South Huron Chamber of Commerce. He was also named a Community Leader of the Decade by the Grand Bend Community Foundation. Paul lives in Grand Bend with his wife Julie and their daughters Celia and Brynn.


Dave Frayne

Dave Frayne has been a member of South Huron Council since 2010 and has been a council representative to the Bach Festival since 2016.Raised in Exeter and graduated from both local schools and the University of Western Ontario, Worked with parents in a family business until 2005.  Dave brings a long history of involvement in the community helping the Bach Festival to blend and grow in Exeter.






Kimberly Payne

Kimberly is currently the Executive Director of the South Huron Hospital Foundation. Prior to that she served as Executive Director to the Stratford Chefs School and the Huron United Way. A member of the Huron Harp School, Kimberley performs with the school as well as occasional solo appearances around the county. Recently the school traveled to Grand Manan, NB for a retreat and performance for the Islanders, and they are currently undertaking a music video to showcase this unique organization. Kimberley is a board member of the Goderich Celtic Folk Society and a member of the Inspiring Women in Huron Awards Committee. Music and community are an integral part of her life and she is delighted to be a part of the Bach Festival of Canada Board.


Aimee Rau

Aimee is known for her vibrant and fun-filled studio of more than a hundred students at The Music Box in Zurich. Also, an active member of Music for Young Children, Aimee was awarded the 2008 MYC Cornerstone Award in recognition of her contributions to the development of this program. She has been an active contributor to the musical fabric of the community through local youth choirs, school, church and other community events. Aimee has been, and continues to be, an integral part of the youth programming for the festival.







Catherine Weber

Catherine is a talented and versatile artist. Born in Switzerland, she brings first-hand knowledge and appreciation of European Masterworks as well as a facility with many forms of art: from paint to clay, printmaking to out-door sketching. A recipient of numerous awards both local and national, Catherine enthusiastically shares her love of art through teaching others in various art groups, schools, and private lessons.

The Board of Bach Festival Canada is privileged to have an artist of her stature involved in the growth and development of our endeavours.


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