Dr. Joy Berg, associate professor at Concordia University College of Alberta, is choral conductor for the three Concordia choirs (Concert Choir, Community Chorus and Bella Voce Concordia), chapel Cantor for the daily chapel services, and teaches church music classes. As a professional chorister, Dr. Berg sings in the alto section of Pro Coro Canada; she has also been given the 2008 Con Spirito award from the Alberta Choral Federation. She has much practical experience in church music and degrees in piano performance and elementary education as well as choral conducting, and has a fascination with the sound of and the education towards the singing voice. She is often involved in adjudicating and providing workshops in the areas of the vocal and choral technique, conducting and church music! As a church musician, she has been an auditioned participant in Calvin College's Hymnody course and her passion towards enabling the congregation in its song has lately found a focus in research towards hymnody, liturgy, and Canadian hymnwriters.
If you want to follow the recent Community Chorus tour to the Haydn Festival in Vienna check out the blog: concordiagoesvienna.blogspot.com
The choir knows Joy as conductor, friend and colleague. Here are a few other sides of Joy.
Joy at the Olympics with a 300K Fazioli Piano. Joy, with Gospel Star Sandi Patty after conducting the Community Chorus as backup to her recent concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra