Jean Edwards, 2007
 
 


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Jean Edwards’ life-long love of singing has taken her into many areas of vocal performance. A native of Calgary, Alberta, she moved to Toronto to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music on scholarship.   Here she sang leading roles with the Canadian Opera Company under Nicholas Goldschmidt and Herman Geiger-Torel.

After a period during which she raised five sons, she resumed her musical career, studying with Maureen Forrester’s wonderful teacher, Bernard Diament. Since then she performed for a number of years with the Festival Singers of Canada and the Toronto Consort, with whom she toured Europe, United States and Canada.

More recently she has concentrated as a soloist on baroque and early music, as well as lieder, parlour songs and lullabies. During the last few years she has produced three solo recordings and has continued to perform in concerts. The most recent recording “Song Journey” represents the journey of her life. The album is illustrated by paintings of the beautiful area surrounding the farm near Creemore, Ontario which is owned by Jean and her husband. These are paintings by her son, Douglas Edwards, who is a successful, well established artist. See his website at www3.sympatico.ca/douglasedwards/artist.html

Please visit the discography page where you can listen to excerpts from Jeans two most recent recordings.