McGuire, Beverly

Part-time Instructor
Contact Information:
Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 4559
Office:GM 500-42
Beverly McGuire has been teaching voice in the music department of Concordia University since 1991 and also has a private studio.

With a vast knowledge of classical repertoire, she has prepared music students for recitals at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as some music theater students. A firm believer in one's individual sound, she guides her students both technically and musically to find their uniqueness.

Beverly graduated from McGill University in Performance and continued her studies at the Opera School at University of Toronto and the Academy of Singing at The Banff School of Fine Arts.
She has performed successfully as both a mezzo and lyric soprano enabling her to understand the challenges that each voice type presents.

A recipient of many scholarships, she studied with distinguished voice teachers
Huguette Tourangeau, Marie Daveluy, Mary Morrison and Jo Anne Bentley.

She toured Canada and Europe with the Tudor Singers of Montreal, a professional chamber choir of twenty voices and was a former member of l'Atelier Lyrique de l'Opera de Montreal.

A versatile performer, Beverly has sung in concert, oratorio, opera and broadway.
 She has performed Irish Gaelic music at many festivals including the Montreal International Celtic Festival, and was a featured singer in the award-winning, musical dance-drama "From Galway to Grosse Ile".

In 2013, she was one of three Irish sopranos featured in a sell-out concert at Oscar Peterson Concert Hall. She is also music director and one of three singers in the annual Montreal Bloomsday Cabaret, recently invited to perform at Festival Alexandria.

In 2007, she directed "Tiny Operas", a trilogy of three operas by Susan H. Bingham, based on short stories by O. Henry.

Beverly is featured on the following classical cd's :
"Shelley Portait" by Jean Coulthard, a world premiere and
"Sherman Friedland in Concert", a selection of Brahms songs.
In 2001, she produced a solo Celtic album of Gaelic songs entitled
 "An Mhaighdean Mhara" (the Mermaid).
One reviewer wrote..." all the songs have a certain ethereal quality about them thanks to her enchanting soprano."

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