The executive team of the McGill Choral Society consists of a group of McGill students, who work closely with our Musical Director, and strive to make your MCS experience the best possible! We are responsible for fundraising, book-keeping, and ensuring that our concerts and rehearsals are organized.
In addition to the Student Executive Team, we have a Senior Support Committee which consists of a group of older members of the choir. They offer their advice and experience to the Student Executive Team, and help us ensure that the choir runs smoothly.
CO-PRESIDENT and FINANCE MANAGER
Hello! My name is Daniella Cross, and I am a U3 Biology major at McGill. I joined the McGill Choral Society in the winter semester of 2018. In high school, I took part in the main choir, as well as the jazz choir! Additionally, I took singing lessons for two years. In my free time, I love to explore the city of Montreal, watch movies, and exercise.
Hello! I am a U3 Physics Honours student at McGill and I am from Ottawa, Ontario. I’ve enjoyed being in many choirs since I was little and I was so glad to find such a welcoming and exciting community from the McGill Choral Society when I joined 3 years ago. Apart from spending most of my time doing calculus homework (and singing), I like to bake, dance ballet and travel.
Hello everyone! My name is Kayra, and I’m from Ankara, Turkey. I’m a U2 student in the Faculty of Arts pursuing Honours in Economics and a minor in Mathematics. Before joining MCS, the last time I sang in a choir was back in middle school, and even before that in primary school. As you can guess, being part of a very large and well established choir is something very new for me. MCS, with its passionate singers, ongoing traditions, and close-knit community, was one of the highlights of my first year here at McGill. Through MCS I’ve acquired uncountable memories and I would definitely recommend it to anyone! A bit more about myself: I love travelling and spending time with my family and friends.
SECRETARY & COMMUNICATIONS
Hi everyone! I am a U2 student studying Psychology and English literature. I am from Istanbul and moved to Montreal to study at McGill. I was in my high school’s choir for 3 years and now being a member of a much bigger choir is very exciting! I love all types of performing arts from theater to opera but musicals hold a special place in my heart. Other than that, I love to cook and watch movies with my friends.
Hi everyone! I’m a U2 Economics student from Istanbul, Turkey. This is my second year in McGill and my second semester in the choir. I have been in love with music and performance since I could remember so joining the choir was very exciting for me. I have been in my high school’s choir for 5 years before coming to McGill but this was my first time performing with such a big group! I love the experience and would recommend to everyone. Besides music, some of my hobbies are travelling, baking and reading.
Hi everyone! I’m a computer science honors student with a minor of musical application technology. I’m from Beijing, China. I’ve been singing in school choirs for several years and had vocal training back in high school. But joining a big group such as MCS is a brand-new experience for me and I’m still excited about it. I’m also a fan of theatre performance especially musicals.
Hello! My name is Sophie Yao and I’m from China. I’m a U2 Honor Immunology student at McGill. I’ve been in the choir in middle school and had vocal trainings in high school for several years. I love music and performance and that’s why I’m here! The best part about MCS is not just the fantastic music, but also the loving group and welcoming people. I’ve had great memories in my first two years. Besides singing I like reading, languages, and movies.
Hello everyone! My name is Jean-Frédéric Olivier, and I am a Tenor in the McGill Choral Society choir since Spring 2019. I am currently a PhD student in Biochemistry at the McGill Research Center on Complex Traits in Dr. Gros laboratory, but even though my primary curriculum is in science, I love music in all its form, particularly choir singing. When I am not doing research or rehearsals (I am also a member of 2 other amazing choirs, Phoebus and Coeur du Plateau), I usually give my time to a not-for-profit organization, the CDTL, to help integrating young school dropouts into the labor market. Oh! And I love cooking, especially tasty vegetarian recipes.
My name is Tyler and I am a last-year undergraduate student studying sociology and European literature. Before joining the choir last session, I had no experience singing, in a choir or alone, but when I heard about this group, I knew I would have a lot of fun. Having participated, and learned a lot from the choir this year, I decided I wanted to participate more and offer more of my time to the hard-working people that keep the choir running. Outside of that, I am passionate about cooking and food security, and love going on hikes or biking around the city.
Palmyra Mendoza Cabrer
Hi everyone! I am a U2 Bioengineering student. I am originally from Mexico, but lived in Calgary, Alberta since I was a teenager. I have always loved music and performing arts and have been participating in church choirs since I was little. In high school I participated in various theatre productions including two musicals! I joined McGill Choral Society in the fall of 2020, and I have really enjoyed the welcoming community and appreciated the effort to keep the music going even when we have to do it apart. Aside from music, I love movies, chocolate, and cats.
Hello everyone! My name is Sariel and I’m a last year undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering. I was born in Mexico but moved to Canada when I was a child. Aside from piano lessons in my youth, my experience with music is limited to having been a part of the MCS last semester – an experience that impressed me and made me want to contribute in other ways, as I am not a very experienced singer! In my free time, I enjoy flying, machining, and cloud nomenclature.
TBA – COMMUNICATIONS