Introducing our new conductor
Dylan Langan is a Canadian conductor, composer, and baritone. He is the Founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Conductor of Vera Causa Opera, the Assistant Conductor of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra under Judith Yan, and the newly-appointed Music Director of the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra. Previously, Dylan was the Conducting Intern at Opera on the Avalon for John Estacio’s opera, Ours.
Dylan has composed (music & libretti), directed, conducted and produced four operas, including: Rise of the Roaches, The Death of
Maria, Echo, and Madness. Recently, Langan was commissioned by the Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity to compose and produce a community opera from Canadian Author John Melady’s Double Trap; The Last Public Hanging in Canada. The work is set to premiere in Fall 2019. Other recent works include the internationally-performed 3 Lyrics for Soprano and Harp, and Chromatica; A Symphony, which will be premiering in Spring 2018.
He has performed as a baritone across Canada and internationally. Highlights include operatic features as Don Pasquale in Don Pasquale, Schaunard in La bohème (Edmonton), and Giove in Cavalli’s La Calisto (Italy). As an oratorio soloist, Dylan has made appearances as the baritone soloist in the world premiere of Babel; A Choral Symphony by Stephanie Martin, the Bass Soloist in Haydn’s The Creation (Waterloo Chamber Players), and the bass soloist in Stravinsky’s Mass in C (WLU Orchestra, Laurier Singers). Dylan is a recipient of both the William Thompson Scholarship, and The Merriam School of Music Award.
“I am really looking forward to working with the GYSO next season. The GYSO has a wonderful energy and a real passion for the music they play—it is a privilege for me to be able to work with these brilliant young minds. I know we will have a stellar developmental year in 2017-2018, one which is both fun and engaging!”
If you have any questions, or would like to reach out, please feel free to contact Dylan at email@example.com
Thank you, Chris
On behalf of the Steering Committee of the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the GSO and GYMC Boards under whom we serve, and on behalf of the members of the orchestra, past and present, and the parents who have supported them, I wish to thank Chris Cigolea for his service to the GYSO, as its conductor these past 6 seasons. Chris has brought the dedication and passion one needs, to believe in and train the members of a youth orchestra. We appreciate the artistic skill, musicianship, and the dedication he has brought to this role. We want him to know that he has all of our best wishes for his future endeavours. Thank you, Chris!
Chair , GYSO Steering Committee
Saturday April 29th, 7:30 pm, River Run Centre
The GYSO will join the Guelph Symphony Orchestra on stage at the River Centre, on Saturday April 29th at 7:30pm for a side by side performance! The GSO looks forward to sharing the stage with the talented young musicians of the GYSO!
Tickets available through the River Run Box Office, 519 763-3000, or by clicking the link below!
August 29, 2016
The GYMC welcomes Ralph Blackman—longtime professional bass player and member of many youth and professional orchestras, and currently rector of St. George’s Church in Guelph—as the NEW CHAIR of the Guelph Youth Symphony Orchestra steering committee. He brings enthusiasm and vision to the GYSO, joining a dedicated committee made up of Catherine Molina, Elayne Ras, Mark McDowell and Tilly Kooyman.