Our Team

Dr. Frances Farrell

Dr. Frances Farrell

Artistic Director

A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Frances Farrell pursued her music studies in Winnipeg, graduating with Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Manitoba. She subsequently earned a Master’s Degree and Artist’s Diploma in Vocal Performance from McGill University.

Joanne Slack

Joanne Slack

Assistant Conductor

Joanne Slack has been making music with piano, organ and voice from the age of six. She completed her Royal Conservatory Grade 10 in Piano while away in Ottawa, and continued singing, directing and playing the organ for churches in her neighbourhood after moving to her neighbourhood of Minto, New Brunswick.

Ria Kim

Ria Kim


Ria Kim (she, her) is a pianist originally from Korea and currently teaching at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts and collaborating at Dalhousie University. She received her education at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts with Oxana Zotova at the Fountain School of Performing Arts (Dalhousie University) with Lynn Stodola, Peter Allen and at the Manhattan School of Music with Daniel Epstein where she earned her MMus.

Jenny Hasselman

Jenny Hasselman

Business & Communications Manager

Jenny is so proud to be a part of the Aeolian Singers team. First and foremost, she is a fan of the choir and is very excited to be representing such an incredible group of singers.

Board of Directors

Candace Vieira
Past President
Candice Campbell
Vice President
Krystal Yorke
Natasha Drennan
Anne Marie Coolen
Membership Coordinator
JoAnne Akerboom
Stephanie Wood
Bep Demings Mattern
Jana Dempsey
Member at Large
Anne Jackman
Artistic Director
Frances Farrell (ex-officio)
Assistant Director
Joanne Slack (ex-officio)
Business Manager
Jenny Hasselman (ex-officio)

Our Singers

Soprano 1

Bep Demings-Mattern

Hunter Dolomont

Camila Fischer

Hayley Giles

Heidi Maxner

Sherryl Patton

Olivia Tulloch

Jaime Woolstencroft

Soprano 2

Leah Boulos

Jana Dempsey

Andrea Jeffrey

Kendall Jones

Sherri Mellish

Shawna Peters

Joanne Slack

Candace Vieira

Karen Williams

Alto 1

Emma Boardman

Anne Marie Coolen

Corinne Cox

Sue Crooks

Natasha Drennan

Erin Gaudet

Raquel Griffin

Melissa Hartery

Anne Jackman

Robin Lauriston

Annie MacLeod

Alto 2

Candice Campbell

Lara Dempster

Cindy Fahie

Maria Halavrezos

Patricia Manuel

Molly Merriman

Jenny Trites

Stephanie Wood

Krystal Yorke

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We work on an interesting repertoire at a level of musicianship that allows for some beautiful moments. It is a favourite part of my week when we gather together.

An Aeolian Singer