Artistic Director – Julie Pietrangelo
Julie has become well-known in the London area for her choirs. A memorable trait of all her choirs has been precision and great diction. Nobody does it better!
- Director of The Broadway Singers September 2005 to present
- Musical Director of The Wizard of Oz (Thistle Theatre Company, Fall 2012)
- Founder/Conductor of the St. Paul’s United Church Teen Choir (B.R.A.T.T.S.) September 1999 to June 2007
- Conductor/Producer of 2 CD Recordings, 2001 & 2005, the B.R.A.T.T.S.
- Conductor of East Elgin Children’s Chorus, Aylmer, 1990-91
- Former elementary school music teacher in Elgin County (Sparta PS/Davenport PS) 1976-1988 – produced award winning bands & choirs (St. Thomas, London, and Toronto Music Festivals)
- Theatre credits as co-musical director: The Sound of Music, The King & I, The Shaping (Elgin Theatre Guild)
- Theatre credits as children’s chorus director: Oliver! (Parkside Collegiate Institute)
- Theatre credit as musical director: Amahl and the Night Visitors (Aylmer Community Theatre, 2005)
- Graduate of Don Wright Faculty of Music and Faculty of Education, U.W.O.
WODL Special Adjudicator Award
From The Beat Magazine
Julie Pietrangelo is a self-described “Broadway nut.” That’s a good thing, because she’s also the artistic director of London’s Broadway Singers, a 35-member mixed voice choir dedicated to presenting the music of the Great White Way.
Now in its 11th season, the Broadway Singers perform music from hits like The Producers, Smokey Joe’s Café, Mama Mia, A Chorus Line and Come Fly Away at the Church of St. Jude, January 30.
“It’s a beautiful sanctuary to sing in,” comments Pietrangelo, who has been leading the group since 2005. With many members actively involved in the local musical theatre scene, the choir always puts on a real “show,” she says, and has managed to attract a growing and enthusiastic following.
“Broadway is a [musical] genre unto itself,” comments Pietrangelo, who started university as a piano major, graduated as a choral specialist and spent many years working with London and area youth choirs and musical theatre groups.
“It draws from a lot of other genres, but the bottom line is: Broadway music is meant to be entertainment, although some shows can have a very strong message. That’s why its appeal is so widespread.”
Nicole Laidler is editor of The Beat – Arts in London and a local freelance writer and business communicator. Visit her at spilledink.ca