Assistant Director of the Choristers - Catherine Gray, BMus & BA, MMus, CRCCO, ARCT
Catherine Gray is the second person to take up the position of Shipman Organ Scholar at Metropolitan. For the past several years, she has been the Associate Organist at the Collegiate Chapel of St. John the Evangelist at Huron University College in London, where she studied with William Lupton. She has also been a guest organist at numerous churches throughout Southwestern Ontario. Catherine was the recipient of the 2013 Kathleen Williams Award for the highest mark in the Colleague examination of the Royal Canadian College of Organists. In August 2015, she earned the Associates Diploma in Organ Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music. She holds both the Bachelor of Music Degree and the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The University of Western Ontario. She also holds a Master of Music Degree in Education from UWO, where she studied under the direction of Ruth Wright and Robert Wood. In addition to her organ studies, she has a strong interest in choral singing, and has sung with numerous choirs throughout London and Ontario, including the Ontario Youth Singers and the 2012 National Youth Choir of Canada.
At Metropolitan, Catherine is responsible for regular service playing and assisting in the conducting of the Senior Choir. She serves as the Director of The Parish Quire and Assistant Director and Vocal Coach for the Choristers.