Michele DeBoer

Michele DeBoer

Michele DeBoer

Born and raised in Toronto, Michele DeBoer enjoyed a rich musical education growing up, particularly through the Claude Watson School for the Arts and the Toronto Children’s Chorus. After completion of a BMus in education at the University of Western Ontario and an Associateship in Singing Performing (ARCM) from the Royal College of Music in London, England, a career balancing performing and teaching evolved. Being drawn to early music from a young age, as a teenager Michele founded and directed a national award winning madrigal choir, then sang in the Early Music studio at Western and took courses in early music at the Royal College. Joining the Toronto Consort has been a dream come true! Michele is also a long-time member of Tafelmusik and has sung with many leading early music groups as well as professional choirs in Toronto and Montreal, including, Les Voix Baroques, Toronto Masque Theatre, La Chappelle de Quebec, Elora Festival Singers, Elmer Iseler Singers and Choir 21. Michele was particularly thrilled last season to be featured in Soundstream’s celebration of the 80th birthday of renowned composer Steve Reich at Massey Hall. Concerts further afield have taken Michele to Thunder Bay with Consortium Aurora Borealis, to Eugene for the Oregon Bach Festival, and to the Royal Opera House in Versailles to sing the role of L’Amour in Lully’s Persée with Opera Atelier. Michele is also passionate about teaching private voice lessons at her home studio, as well as at Appleby College and Cawthra Park Secondary School and conducting two choirs at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. When not busy with music-making, she is happiest in her gardens, or spending time with her husband and two daughters