Administrative Staff

Kendal Lander, Managing Director

Kendal Lander, Managing Director

Kendal is thrilled to be joining the Toronto Children’s Chorus (TCC) during the 2018/19 season as Managing Director. She brings a wealth of experience in arts administration from organizations such as Harbourfront Centre, Sistema Toronto, and most recently the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO), where she served as Manager of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and worked within the TSO’s Education Department. Kendal maintains a lifelong passion for arts education and a dedication to children and youth-based music programs. She has taught privately at one of Canada’s top preparatory schools, run the junior cello class and conducted the junior orchestra at Sistema Toronto – Parkdale, and continues to maintain a private teaching studio.

As a classically trained cellist, Kendal holds an Honours, Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from Western University, and a D.E.S.S. (diplôme d’études superiéures spécialisées) in cello performance from l’Université de Montréal. She is an active performer and teacher in Toronto and is especially excited for the opportunity to engage with the choral music community, having collaborated with several Toronto choral programs throughout her career.

Kendal is also an avid Crossfit athlete and spends as much free time as she can with her two border collies. Contact Kendal.

Carol Stairs, Manager, Artistic Administration

Carol Stairs, Manager, Artistic Administration

In 1994, Carol’s husband John was named to the TCC Board of Directors (later becoming Board Chair), their daughters Lisa and Emily joined Training Choir II, AND Carol became Jean Ashworth Bartle’s part-time personal assistant at her home office. (They had first met in 1981, when the Toronto Children’s Chorus was just three years old – then, for many years, they sat next to one another at rehearsals of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir!) In 2005, Carol began working full-time at the choir’s Bayview Avenue location and, in 2007, at its new offices on Delisle Avenue. She is now marking her eleventh year as assistant to Artistic Director Elise Bradley.
A native of Ottawa, Carol received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from Carleton University, majoring in English and History. Upon graduating, she joined CUSO (Canadian University Service Overseas) and taught for two years as a volunteer in Jamaica, helping to develop and administer a vocational school for girls aged 18 to 25 who had not had the opportunity to attend school as children. After returning to Canada, Carol and John were married and moved to Montreal, where Carol worked at McGill University for eight years, first in the Department of English and then as Editor of the McGill News Alumni magazine.
Carol continues to experience first-hand the joy that choral music brings to both performers and audiences, having been a chorister all her life – including six years in the St. Lawrence Choir in Montreal, eighteen years in the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and nineteen years in the Amadeus Choir. As a long-time TCC staff member, Tour chaperone, and Alumni parent, Carol believes very strongly in the value of music education for children and is honoured to serve as Manager of Artistic Administration for the Toronto Children’s Chorus. Contact Carol.
Eunillyne Lazado, Choir Coordinator

Eunillyne Lazado, Choir Coordinator

Eunillyne is excited to be joining the Toronto Children’s Chorus team in her new role as Choir Coordinator for the TCC’s junior choirs (Preparatory Choir, Training Choirs I and II, North York Preparatory Choir, North York Training Choir II, and Boys’ Choir). She is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Arts Management program with concentrations on music and theatre studies. Eunillyne has been a TCC administrative intern, a Toronto Youth Choir member, and the TCC’s summer music librarian assistant for the past two summers. Outside of work, Eunillyne is an active percussionist with the UTSC Concert Band, an Ambassador for the Youth4Music program by the Coalition for Music Education in Canada, and a Master’s student at the Ontario institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT). Contact Eunillyne.
Bonnie O'Sullivan, Marketing and Design Manager

Bonnie O'Sullivan, Marketing and Design Manager

Bonnie has a lifelong passion for the arts, education and new media. She graduated with distinction from Carleton University’s competitive Bachelor of Journalism Honours program and has published audio, visual and written stories with local and national media organizations, including the CBC and the Canadian Medical Association Journal. While in Ottawa, Bonnie enjoyed her writing and design work for the National Campus and Community Radio Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Bonnie graduated with great distinction from the University of Ottawa­­’s Bachelor of Education program, where she was honoured to be selected as one of 40 individuals for a specialized healthy active living cohort. She has experience teaching primary and junior grades, and currently tutors high school students.

From a young age, Bonnie has loved to dance and sing. She started ballet lessons at the age of three and later expanded to contemporary dance and hip-hop. When she wasn’t dancing, she could be heard singing in local choirs with her sisters or at her private voice lessons. By the age of 12, she was a soloist singing at community events and the national anthem at sports ceremonies.

As marketing and design manager, Bonnie is thrilled to be a part of the Toronto Children’s Chorus team, where she can express her passions for the arts and education through her communication and design efforts. Contact Bonnie.

Anica Chodri, Finance Officer

Anica Chodri joined Toronto Children’s Chorus in 2016 and has always had an interest in being involved with community projects and non-profit organizations. She has volunteered for many community development organizations including Free the Children, Ilmster Seminars and Junior achievement. She holds an Honors Bachelors in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Certified Professional Accountant. Anica has been running her own accounting practice for the past four years and is working part-time for Toronto Children’s Chorus. She works for various organizations, helping to improve business processes and aligns herself with the organizations core values in order to meet the mission objectives. Contact Anica.

Gloria Baldwin, Development Officer

Gloria Baldwin, Development Officer

Gloria Baldwin joined the Toronto Children’s Chorus in April 2017. She brings to the TCC a wealth of fundraising and marketing expertise honed across nearly 30 years of professional fundraising within the not-for-profit sector. During this time, Gloria has worked with both large and small charitable organizations across a broad spectrum of causes including the arts, education, health, and the social services sectors. She has held prominent development positions, including: Assistant VP of Special Events for the MS Society, Membership Manager for TVO, Director of Development for York University, Annual Giving Director for Toronto East General, Director of Development for North York Harvest Food Bank, and Fundraising Manager for JAZZ.FM91.

Across the span of her career, Gloria has successfully raised millions of dollars for a multitude of causes, programs, and events.

Gloria has taught Strategic Planning and Major Gift Fundraising at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario and a Fundraising Elective courses at George Brown College, Toronto.

Gloria is a graduate of York University where she worked on her MBA and received her undergraduate honours degree in Psychology with additional studies in Film.

Born in New York City, and exposed to and involved in various cultural art forms from a young age, (and with 2 of her grandparents in Vaudeville), Gloria believes that her love of the arts is part of her DNA. Contact Gloria.

Elaine Lehto, Music Librarian

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Jodie Sargent, Volunteer Coordinator

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Jackie Stothers, Uniform Coordinator

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