Kendal Lander, Managing Director
Kendal is thrilled to be joining the Toronto Children’s Chorus (TCC) during the 2018/19 season as Managing Director. She brings a wealth of experience in arts administration from organizations such as Harbourfront Centre, Sistema Toronto, and most recently the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), where she served as Manager of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and worked within the TSO’s Education Department. Kendal maintains a lifelong passion for arts education and a dedication to children and youth-based music programs. She has taught privately at one of Canada’s top preparatory schools, run the junior cello class and conducted the junior orchestra at Sistema Toronto – Parkdale, and continues to maintain a private teaching studio.
As a classically trained cellist, Kendal holds an Honours, Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from Western University, and a D.E.S.S. (diplôme d’études superiéures spécialisées) in cello performance from l’Université de Montréal. She is an active performer and teacher in Toronto and is especially excited for the opportunity to engage with the choral music community, having collaborated with several Toronto choral programs throughout her career.
Kendal is also an avid Crossfit athlete and spends as much free time as she can with her two border collies. Contact Kendal.
Carol Stairs, Manager, Artistic Administration
Karin Anderson, Choir Manager
Karin holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Anita McAlister. She has been a member of both the Hannaford Youth Brass Ensemble and the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Performance highlights include an appearance with the Canadian Brass at Koerner Hall, performing side-by-side with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and most recently with Stan Klebanoff in the opening trumpet fanfare at the TCC Holiday Concert in 2017.
Karin’s life-long passion for a career in music and the arts inspired her to pursue post-graduate studies in Arts Management at Western University, where she received her Diploma in 2014. Before joining the TCC administrative team in August 2015, Karin held positions in the Registrar’s Office at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, with Canadian record label, Opening Day Entertainment Group, and the Toronto Summer Music Festival. The current 2017-2018 season marks her third year with the TCC, this year as Choir Manager.
Growing up, Karin sang in the Oakville Children’s Choir, performed with many instrumental and vocal ensembles while a student in the Regional Arts Program of Cawthra Park Secondary and was a competitive figure skater and cross country runner.
In her free time, Karin enjoys running regularly, singing with the Mississauga-based Youth Choir, Resonance, further developing her trumpet skills, seeing as many live concerts as she can, and travelling the world. Contact Karin.
Eunillyne Lazado, Choir Coordinator
Bonnie O'Sullivan, Marketing and Design Manager
Bonnie has a lifelong passion for the arts, education and new media. She graduated with distinction from Carleton University’s competitive Bachelor of Journalism Honours program and has published audio, visual and written stories with local and national media organizations, including the CBC and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. While in Ottawa, Bonnie enjoyed her writing and design work for the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Bonnie graduated with great distinction from the University of Ottawa’s Bachelor of Education program, where she was honoured to be selected as one of 40 individuals for a specialized healthy active living cohort. She has experience teaching primary and junior grades, and currently tutors high school students.
From a young age, Bonnie has loved to dance and sing. She started ballet lessons at the age of three and later expanded to contemporary dance and hip-hop. When she wasn’t dancing, she could be heard singing in local choirs with her sisters or at her private voice lessons. By the age of 12, she was a soloist singing at community events and the national anthem at sports ceremonies.
As marketing and design manager, Bonnie is thrilled to be a part of the Toronto Children’s Chorus team, where she can express her passions for the arts and education through her communication and design efforts. Contact Bonnie.
Anica Chodri, Finance Officer
Anica Chodri joined Toronto Children’s Chorus in 2016 and has always had an interest in being involved with community projects and non-profit organizations. She has volunteered for many community development organizations including Free the Children, Ilmster Seminars and Junior achievement. She holds an Honors Bachelors in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Certified Professional Accountant. Anica has been running her own accounting practice for the past four years and is working part-time for Toronto Children’s Chorus. She works for various organizations, helping to improve business processes and aligns herself with the organizations core values in order to meet the mission objectives. Contact Anica.
Gloria Baldwin, Development Officer
Gloria Baldwin joined the Toronto Children’s Chorus in April 2017. She brings to the TCC a wealth of fundraising and marketing expertise honed across nearly 30 years of professional fundraising within the not-for-profit sector. During this time, Gloria has worked with both large and small charitable organizations across a broad spectrum of causes including the arts, education, health, and the social services sectors. She has held prominent development positions, including: Assistant VP of Special Events for the MS Society, Membership Manager for TVO, Director of Development for York University, Annual Giving Director for Toronto East General, Director of Development for North York Harvest Food Bank, and Fundraising Manager for JAZZ.FM91.
Across the span of her career, Gloria has successfully raised millions of dollars for a multitude of causes, programs, and events.
Gloria has taught Strategic Planning and Major Gift Fundraising at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario and a Fundraising Elective courses at George Brown College, Toronto.
Gloria is a graduate of York University where she worked on her MBA and received her undergraduate honours degree in Psychology with additional studies in Film.
Born in New York City, and exposed to and involved in various cultural art forms from a young age, (and with 2 of her grandparents in Vaudeville), Gloria believes that her love of the arts is part of her DNA. Contact Gloria.