Lorie Easton is a retired Durham District School Board teacher who has had a passion for vocal music all of her life.
Over the years Lorie has sung in, and directed, many school and community choirs and bands. Two of her choirs, the Oshawa Festival Singers and the Voices of Fairman, performed in Toronto productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, featuring Donny Osmond. Her choirs competed in numerous festivals throughout Canada and the USA and toured various places in Europe, including England, Denmark, Norway, and Greece.
While teaching in the Performing Arts Department at O’Neill Collegiate in Oshawa, Lorie directed the Senior Chamber Choir and the Jazz Disciples, and she is particularly proud of the work she did to establish the O’Neill Men’s Choir. The O’Neill Men’s choir performed to much acclaim at the Ontario Vocal Festival, as well as with other local music groups.
Lorie performed lead roles in numerous musical theatre productions, including Blood Brothers at Whitby Courthouse Theatre and Into the Woods at Oshawa Little Theatre. Lorie is a graduate of the Bachelor of Music program at Queen’s University and holds a Master’s of Music in vocal performance from the University of British Columbia.
She currently teaches private voice lessons and is an avid yoga practitioner.