Greg Rainville has emerged as a promising conductor, vocal coach and music educator. He has worked with concert choirs, church choirs, live theatre, and voice students as conductor, coach, and chorister.
In 2008, Greg was named the Assistant Conductor of the Orpheus Choir of Toronto under its skillful Artistic Director, Robert Cooper. Greg is Founder and Artistic Director of the Canadian Men’s Chorus. He has taken part in conducting master classes with renowned German conductor, Helmuth Rilling as part of the Toronto International Bach Festivals and has performed with Maestro Rilling with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, Greg conducted the Canadian Premiere of Otto Nicolai’s Messe in D (1832), with the choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church and orchestra. He conducts regularly throughout Toronto, including a recent debut at Roy Thomson Hall.
Greg holds degrees from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York and the University of Toronto. He is twice recipient of the Elmer Iseler Fellowship in Conducting. Greg has been honoured to work and study with such conductors and educators as Maestro Helmuth Rilling, Dr. Doreen Rao, Dr. Robert Cooper, Agnes Grossman, Dr. Raffi Armenian, Dr. Daniel Gordon and Dr. Christopher Lanz.