Cameron Engel

Cameron is delighted to collaborate with all the other passionate musicians of Belle Voci, and looking forward to another great season of wonderful music.

A resident of the Lower Mainland for 30 years, Cameron got his education at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where he focused on bassoon, recorder and Early Music performance practice. During his time there, he studied choral music and conducting with Daniel Moe, Weston Noble and Karle Erickson, among others.

In 1981, he was part of the inaugural group of musicians at the Lutheran Music Program, a summer month-long camp that travels around the Midwestern United States, at a different college or university campus each year. He started as a student and joined the faculty from 1984-1987.

He has performed with a number of choral groups in Vancouver, including the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Gaudeamus, and the Vancouver Bach Choir. He also plays principle bassoon in both the West Coast Symphony and the Vancouver Philharmonic, and a number of chamber music groups. He founded and organized Vancamerata, a chamber music group made up of musicians from the Lower Mainland.

Screen Shot 2019-07-14 at 10.16.35 PMHe also gets together regularly with some other Early Music professionals to play shawms, sackbuts, dulzian, recorders and other Renaissance and Baroque instruments. He has been a church music director/organist/choir director in a number of churches over the last 30 years. Cameron is also an accomplished composer, having had choral and instrumental works premiered in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Guatemala.

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