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Musical Director:
Frances has been organist and choir director at many churches – Kingston Nova Scotia United Church, Protestant Chapels on many CF Bases, Cookstown United Church, Windermere United Church Ullswater-Bent River Anglican Church, and  Bracebridge Knox Presbyterian.She has directed Children’s Choirs in Winnipeg Manitoba and Kanata United Church (for 25 years). Frances has directed the Men’s Choir for Cookstown United Church and has directed Muskoka Men of Song (for 5 years). Frances wrote Music for Young Children in 1980. That program is now world-wide. Frances has adjudicated at many music festivals. She enjoys teaching music to all ages (presently her youngest student is 4 years old and her oldest is 89 years old! Frances loves to help people learn! Frances has a Masters degree in working with folks with learning challenges from Acadia University. She is an accredited DISC trainer. She has an ARCT in Piano teaching. She has studied choral conducting with John Standish in Winnipeg and taken singing lessons with Lois Watson in Winnipeg. Frances has taken harpsichord lessons with Cecile Desrosiers. She loves making birch bark cards for all occasions and enjoys gardening.


Sherisse Laurence Stevens has performing music for many decades.  She began playing the piano at the age of 3, and started singing at 6.  She performed for many events as a young girl and started working in television in her late teens.  She travelled with CBC in the Prairies doing concerts and moved to Toronto in the late’70’s.  She won the “best new artist “ category for her song in the American Song Festival.  She won the role of co-host in the CTV show “Circus “ which became the first Canadian TV show to be syndicated around the world.  She continued performing live and on TV and radio and in 1986, she was the first Canadian to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest.  She moved to Muskoka in 1990 and played at Deerhurst and various resorts.  Over the years she has worked in the Theatre as an actress and a musician, and has done many fundraisers for various organizations throughout Muskoka.  She conducted the Huntsville Youth Choir for 13 years.  Sherisse continues to perform at various events and venues and is enjoying working with Frances and the “Men of Song “ 

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