Accompanist

TOBY ALDREN

Toby Aldren is proud to be working with Sarona Mynhardt and this wonderful ensemble. Toby has many years’ experience as a choral accompanist. He has been the pianist for Richmond Chorus since 2002 and for the North Shore Unitarian Church since 2004. Not only does Toby accumulate miles sailing BC Ferries to Gibsons every Monday to be with Ispirito, a few times a year he makes it to Saturna Island to play for the Saturna Singers. Toby is a graduate of the Eastman School Of Music (Rochester, NY), the University of Toronto, and the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Besides music, Toby’s other passion is astrology. Curious about the topic since childhood, his formal studies began in the 1990’s. In 1998, he earned the Certificate from the Faculty Of Astrological Studies (London, UK) and was awarded the Faculty Scholarship for highest exam results. He qualified for the coveted Faculty Diploma in 2013, an achievement recognized worldwide by the astrological community. Toby now works for the Faculty as a Distance Learning Tutor, teaching students from several countries around the world. Toby also holds astrology classes and consultations in Vancouver through VancouverAstrology.com