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Andrew Donaldson

Andrew Donaldson, Artistic Director

Andrew has a passion for the use of global music in worship and is recognized internationally as a leader and visionary in this field. His enthusiasm for and expertise in very diverse musical styles make him an ideal ambassador. Along with Don Anderson, Andrew co-edited the Book of Praise (1997) for the Presbyterian Church in Canada. Their company, Binary Editions, continues to administer copyright for the hymn book and has produced a worship resource called With Many Voices. Andrew is a past-president of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, an accomplished writer and composer and a student of the lute. In May 2007 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) by Knox College, University of Toronto.

More information: www.andrewdonaldson.ca

Wendy Donaldson

Wendy Donaldson, Administrator

Wendy has been a devoted chorister for almost 50 years. She sings now in the Toronto Chamber Choir and with Hilariter. In addition to teaching elementary school part-time, Wendy has enjoyed learning to record and produce CDs with John Dell and Ed Marshall over the years. Hilariter's new CD is her seventh such project.

At age 5, as the youngest member of the family, Wendy was given the job of arranging the lawn chairs outside the tent on family trips. She has been arranging the chairs and telling people where to sit ever since.