Madeleine Humer is founder and current Artistic Director of the Victoria Children’s Choir. The choir comprises 115 children in three ensembles (Prelude, Recital, and Concert Choir). The choristers are regularly asked to perform as soloists in professional opera, orchestral and choral productions, and have performed in several Pacific Opera Victoria productions, including Carmen, Noye’s Fludde, Tosca, La Bohème, and Countess Maritza.
Madeleine’s choirs have also received invitations to participate in international festivals and symposiums, including the 2010 Olympic Flame Welcome and Torch Relay ceremonies, the British Royal Family Tour of Canada, and the 2011 Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival (Austria) – where they were awarded first-place standing in the Treble category. The Choir is regularly invited to collaborate with renowned international and local musicians, including the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Victoria Symphony, Fretwork Viol Consort, and Pacific Opera Victoria.
After her initial vocal and choral education in Victoria, Canada, Madeleine Humer continued her music studies at the Music Universities in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria.
As an acknowledged soloist specializing in Baroque and Classical music, she has performed in concerts and Festivals in Europe and in North America, working with such internationally renowned musicians as Ton Koopman and Paul Hiller. More recently she has performed with the viol consort Fretwork and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra.
Madeleine is a highly respected music educator, having inspired singers of all ages both in schools and throughout the community. She has been a director of the St Christopher Singers (Choral Evensong Choir at Christ Church Cathedral), Linden Singers and Capriccio Vocal Ensemble, and a Guest Clinician of the Children’s Choir for The BC Choral Federation’s annual ChorFest