Zachary Windus

Countertenor Zachary Windus has a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa where he studied with countertenor Daniel Taylor and bass-baritone Ingemar Korjus. He then completed post-graduate studies in solo performance with Nancy Argenta at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. He has performed with numerous renowned ensembles including the Baroque Ensemble Arcady, the Men and Boys Choir of Ottawa’s Christ Church Cathedral, the Ottawa Bach Choir, the Choir of the Theatre of Early Music, the JSBEnsemble of the Bachakademie Stuttgart, the Weimar Bach Cantata Academy Ensemble and the Tallis Scholars. Zachary has also performed several major opera and oratorio roles, and has sung with internationally-renowned soloists Dorothee Mields, Sumner Thompson, Benjamin Butterfield, and Nancy Argenta, as well as the English viol consort Fretwork. During his studies in Victoria, he performed regularly with the Victoria Baroque Players, the St. John’s Chamber Singers and the St. Christopher Singers of Christ Church Cathedral. Zachary is also an organist, choral conductor, and an award-winning composer whose music has been performed across Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe, and has been broadcast on Radio-Canada. Most recently, he was selected as the winning composer of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s 2019 Debbie Fleming Prize for Choral Composition for his new Christmas Carol “In Bethlehem upon that morn.”

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