The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers is a not-for-profit organization registered with the federal government. A Board of 9 to 15 members is elected annually at the general meeting.
President – Scott Shepherd
Artistic Director – Linda Crawford
Vice President – Genevieve Taylor
Treasurer – Karen Martin
Secretary – Suzanne Denney
Christmas Concert Producer – Sue Lopez
Spring Concert Producer – Bryn Burnell
Special Events Organizer – Susan Deichert
Junior Jubilees Coordinators – Kelly Terkuc and Monique Beuree
Scott Shepherd (President) An engineer by trade, Scott has been singing in various choirs in Ottawa for 25 years. He’s been a member of the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers for the past 6 seasons. In his spare time he does musical theatre.
Geneviève Taylor (Vice President) has been singing with GJS for many seasons. Her loves include raising her three children, music, dance, and pottery. She has a Bachelor of Image Arts Photography and is currently working as a Photo Researcher.
Linda Crawford (Artistic Director, board member) hails from Quebec City, where her studies were in Vocal Performance, Music Education, and Choral Direction. Some of her earliest memories are of singing in church choirs, school choirs, and community musicals. After 32 years teaching middle school music in Stittsville, she now enjoys having more time to both sing in and direct choirs, play her celtic harp, and hang out with her granddaughter, Katherine!
Karen Martin (Treasurer) grew up in Nepean, singing in church & school choirs and playing flute & oboe in school bands. She has a BMath degree from University of Waterloo which supports the theory that math and music go hand-in-hand to enhance each other. She has been singing (soprano) with the GJS choir since Fall 2008. When she’s not singing, she can often be found attending NAC Orchestra concerts or on the ice at the Huntley Curling Club in Carp.
Suzanne Denney (Secretary), completed a degree in Music Education, studying voice. After that she started her career as a middle school music teacher. After 10 years, she went into a regular classroom to explore more areas she loved in education. Following that, she became a Vice Principal, and then finally a Principal. Now retired, she splits her time between music and pottery. Her pottery is sold at local artisan shows in Carp and Stittsville as well as the semi-annual Ottawa Guild of Potters Sales. She is also a board member for the Ottawa Guild of Potters.
Sue Lopez is a retired Foreign Service Officer with overseas postings as a Visa Officer in Hong Kong, Port of Spain, London, Kingston and Detroit and dozens of short term assignments in other world capitals. In Hong Kong, Port of Spain, London and Detroit, she joined local choirs to meet people, including the Philharmonia Chorus in London, performing at the Royal Festival Hall every month. Upon her return to Stittsville, she joined the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers to meet people in the community and to share her love of choral singing. She is a former President and Special Events Coordinator and is now Christmas Producer and Librarian. She enjoys the hard work preparing the music and the level of performance as well as the friendly bunch of singers around her. She is also a member of the Kanata Choral Society. She has 2 grown children, 2 house cats and 2 barn kittens.
Kelly Terkuc (Junior Jubilees Co-ordinator), has been our Junior Jubilee Co-ordinator since our 2014/2015 season. The mother of two of our Junior Jubilees, spent her youth participating in various choral groups and performing in musical theater. Kelly has a great appreciation of the overwhelming benefits of having the arts, especially music in our lives and has recently become an adult member of the choir and is looking forward to sharing this activity with her children.
Monique Beuree (Board Member, Choir member Parent). Originally from Ottawa but traveled overseas as a child with diplomatic parents (Chile, Ecuador, Columbia, Pakistan, India). Currently a stay at home mom to two kids ages 11 & 12, chauffeuring kids to hockey, choir, dance and musical theatre.
Josh Zentner-Barrett holds degrees in Organ Performance and sacred music from Wilfrid Laurier University (BMus) and Southern Methodist University (MSMus), where he studied with Debbie Lou Ludolph, C. Michael Hawn, and Stefan Engels. Appointed in 2017, Josh serves as accompanist for the Goulbourn Jubilee Singers, in addition to musical leadership as Organist & Director of Music at Kanata United Church. As a church musician, Josh seeks to enliven the song of the congregation, with a particular commitment to global music in the context of the church community. He has worked for churches and seminaries in the United States and Canada, where his leadership fuses ancient and modern hymnody with innovative performance techniques. At the core of Josh’s teaching is a response to the call to witness, where music engages the congregation in a full experience of the sacred and bridges the gap between diverse expressions of faith. To find out more about Josh and his work, please visit his website: www.jzentnerbarrett.com
Goulbourn Jubilee Singers welcomes children and adults of any ability and operates under the following Vulnerable Person Policy.