Anne Wilson Unger has taught and conducted for 30 years, as well as working as an adjudicator and clinician throughout British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. She holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Western Washington in piano performance, accompanying and choral conducting. In addition, Anne also holds a BMus degree in Piano Performance from the University of Victoria with Dr. Robin Wood, an AVCM with the Victoria Conservatory of Music studying with Winnifred Scott Wood and an ARCT with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Anne spent time studying in England with Hamish Milne of the Royal Academy of Music and Isobel Flinn of the National Opera School.
For 10 years (1996-2007), Anne conducted the Amabilis Singers taking over from the much loved Diane Loomer, founder of the choir (big shoes) Anne loved her time with Amabilis performing such works as Handel’s Messiah with the Vancouver Symphony (1997), the Brahms & Faure Requiems and Carmina Burana. Hosting ChorFest with Andre Thomas and taking the choir to compete at the International Choral Kathaumixw (2004) in Powell River were highlights for her and for the choir. Anne loved the bi-annual Canteen Cabarets at the New Westminster Armouries on Nov 11 and the Choral dinner concerts at Bethany United with silent auctions. So many great memories of working with such lovely talented people.
Anne is also the co-founder, along with Carrie Taylor and Ingrid Verseveldt, of the Vivo Children’s Choir in New Westminster, where she continues to conduct.