The Bel Canto Singers of Fredericton

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Bel Canto Singers of Fredericton is an auditioned chamber choir that has been delighting audiences in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada and elsewhere since it was formed in 1974. Originally known as the Cathedral Singers, the choir changed its name to the Bel Canto Singers in the late 1970s. The choir is made up of talented singers who perform two to three concerts per year.

Want to sing with us?

Bel Canto Singers will be performing Puccini’s "Messa di Gloria" in Fredericton in February. We welcome new choir members with significant choral / vocal experience. To schedule an audition, please send an e-mail to:
We meet on Sunday evenings, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Introducing Justin Guignard,
  Music Director & Conductor

Born and raised in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Justin Guignard is one of New Brunswick’s up-and-coming conductors. Having started his conducting career at the age of 16, he now considers his baton an extension of his hand. Guignard has an affinity for lyrical conducting, something he has developed through his extensive career as a singer under the tutelage of Melody Dobson, Daniel Lichti, Victor Martens, and Monette Gould.  His voice has led him to perform in such prestigious venues as the National Arts Centre (Ottawa) and Carnegie Hall (NYC). Having studied composition with Dr Glenn Buhr and Dr Richard Gibson, Justin’s compositions have been performed by orchestras and choirs from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Israel, and the United Kingdom. Justin has recently completed his degree in Composition at the Université de Moncton and a degree in Education from Crandall University. (

Justin Guignard

Natif de Dieppe, au Nouveau-Brunswick, Justin Guignard se démarque déjà en direction au Nouveau-Brunswick. Ayant débuté sa carrière de chef d'orchestre à l'âge de 16 ans, il considère désormais son bâton comme une extension de sa main. Guignard a une affinité pour la direction lyrique, qu'il a développée au cours de sa longue carrière de chanteur sous la tutelle de Melody Dobson, Daniel Lichti, Victor Martens et Monette Gould. Sa voix l'a amené à se produire dans des lieux prestigieux tels que le Centre national des Arts (Ottawa) et Carnegie Hall (NYC). Après avoir étudié la composition avec les docteurs Glenn Buhr et Richard Gibson, les compositions de Justin ont été interprétées par des orchestres et des chorales du Canada, de la République dominicaine, d’Israël et du Royaume-Uni. Justin a récemment terminé son diplôme en composition à l'Université de Moncton et un diplôme en éducation de l'Université Crandall. (