Beverley McKiver is an Ottawa-based pianist, composer and teacher who frequently collaborates with instrumentalists, choirs and singers. She has completed residencies at Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto and the Banff Centre for the Arts. In 2019 her “Odaabaanag” song cycle commissioned by Jumblies Theatre and Soundstreams in Toronto was performed at Toronto’s Harbourfront. Recently she was awarded a Canada Council Digital Originals grant to compose and perform a piano solo suite inspired by the floral emblems of Canada’s provinces and territories. Beverley is Anishinaabe from Lac Seul First Nation in Treaty 3 territory and grew up in Dryden, Ontario.https://beverleymckiver.com/
Canadian born Armenian-Indian soprano, Anne-Marie Ramos has established herself in the world of oratorio, opera and musical theater. Ms.Ramos is a graduate of the University of Toronto vocal music program, where she performed with the opera school division. While a student, she gained notoriety in the musical theatre and operetta world with such roles as Mabel in Gilbert and Sullivan‘s Pirates of Penzance, Elsie in Yeoman of the Guard, as well as Maria in West Side Story. Professional engagements have included: soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and Brahm's Requiem with Guelph chamber choir and Musica Viva orchestra; and Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Mahler Symphony #4 with
Scarbrough Philharmonic Orchestra. Other treasured roles that have brought Ms.Ramos acclaim have included: Princess Tuptim in The Stratford Festival of Canada’s production of The King and I; Goddess Diana in Shakespeare’s Pericles; Sydney in The National Arts Centre production of Abigail Richardson’s Dora Mavor award winning Sanctuary Song; and most recently Countess in The Marriage of Figaro. This past year, Ms.Ramos made her Koerner Hall debut as the Soprano soloist in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.Ms. Ramos was a featured artist, alongside The Nathaniel Dett Chorale, at The Glenn Gould Foundation honouring of the great Jessye Norman. She was soprano soloist in the world premiere of Hosea, an oratorio, at Koerner Hall. Further engagementsinclude soprano soloist in Mendelssohn’s Psalms with the Scarborough Symphony Orchestra, and Songbook Series with the internationally acclaimed Tapestry Opera. Ms. Ramos most recently debuted, as Mother Abbess, in The Sound of Music with the internationally acclaimed Vancouver Arts Club Theatre. Ms. Ramos was recently honoured the prestigious Tyrone Guthrie Award from The Stratford Festival of Canada for her contribution to the arts.