The 'Men Of Note' choral group are a four part harmony male
voice choir who began in 1999 with seventeen voices and now
boast some 40 plus members. The group's mission is stated as
Men of Note is a Male Voice Choir built on a foundation of
Fellowship, Community Service and a mutual quest for Musical
Excellence. We strive to provide entertainment, in the form
of a wide variety of music, to enrich our community and to
reach out to develop musical connections with other choirs,
both across Canada and abroad.
As such the group has assembled a pleasing balance of
tenor, baritone and rich, resonant bass voices that together
create an almost perfect blend of sweet harmonious sound.
The group believe that their selections of music will appeal
to most everyone, a mix of favourite and familiar melodies
for spirituals, sacred anthems, folk and traditional songs,
tunes from the musical stage and sometimes, a love ballad
from the hit parade.
About Our Group
As a choral group, The Men of Note Male Voice Choir came
together in 1999 with just 17 originals and nearly all of
them are still singing. We now number over twice that
As we’ve grown in size so has our Men of Note Family.
Most of the wives of members actively support the Choir,
attending all our concerts and traveling overseas with us,
too. We’re a closely-knit group, one of which its fun to be
We hope to continue growing so we invite men who love the
joy of singing to raise their voice in song with us. We meet
every Monday night in Stouffville, northeast of Toronto, at
the Stouffville United Church, 34
Church Street, Stouffville. Choir members travel each
week from many points in the GTA including Newmarket,
Toronto, Uxbridge, Aurora, Richmond Hill and Markham. So
come along and join the song.
About Our Director
conductor, pianist and educator Oksana Vignan has been
serving as a Music Director at Christ Church Anglican
Stouffville since 2011. Native of Ukraine,
Ms.Vignan received her primary musical
training at the Ukrainian State College of Music and the
Performing Arts. Since early age Oksana has been vigorously
participating in numerous music festivals, competitions and
concert performances throughout Eastern and Western
Europe, Canada and The United States.
After immigrating to Canada in
1996, Oksana entered Bachelor of Music Piano Performance
Degree program at the University of Windsor.
During her studies in Windsor Ms.Vignan has won many
distinguished competitions and awards.
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor
Degree Oksana was invited to pursue her Master of Music in
Piano Performance Degree at Wayne State
University in Detroit, Michigan
where she was awarded a full tuition scholarship and a Young
Artist Fellowship Award for outstanding performance. Oksana
was also invited to study at The Cleveland Institute of
Music. She received her second Master of Music
Degree in Collaborative Piano and began her choral
conducting studies as a graduate. She was appointed opera
and vocal coach at The University of Akron School of
Ms. Vignan now resides in Toronto. She can be contacted at
About our Accompanist
Britton obtained her Honours Bachelor of Music
Education from the University of Windsor in 2005 and her
Bachelor of Education from OISE/UT in 2006. She currently
holds an Honour Specialist in Music and is an Ontario
Upon moving to Stouffville in August 2009, Courtney quickly
became involved in the music scene around town. She is the
current music director at Stouffville United Church, past
music director of Music Mania, and maintains a small private
studio of voice and piano students.
Courtney teaches the primary and junior music programs at
Joseph Gould PS in Uxbridge, and lives in Stouffville with
her husband Jason, daughters Daphne and Lucy, and their
beautiful black lab Roxanne.
About Our Soloist
Ryman was born and raised in the small community of
Riverview, just outside of Moncton, New Brunswick. She
learned at an early age that she loved to sing and to
Susan loves every opportunity to sing and enjoys sharing
music with local artists.
She has performed as guest soloist with numerous church
choirs and has appeared in an opera. In December 2001, she
was invited to be a guest soloist with the Men of Note Male
Voice Choir in Stouffville, Ontario.
Since that time, she has become a regular soloist with the
male voice choir and has traveled with them to various parts
of the Province for concerts. In 2004, she accompanied the
Choir for it‘s concert series in central Germany. She also
traveled to the Maritimes with the Men of Note on
their 2007 tour of that area.
Susan lives in Aurora with her husband Rick and their daughter
Holly. She has recorded several CDs and is often a guest
soloist with a number of choirs in the Greater Toronto Area.
She can be contacted at email@example.com