Emily Rocha, Soprano
Emily Rocha studies with Lorna MacDonald at the University of Toronto, from which she received the Mary Morrison Award, the Arthur Plettner Scholarship, and the Andrew Alexander Kinghorn Scholarship.
Emily sang the roles Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro (Long Reach Opera Workshop, 2019) and Zerlina in Don Giovanni (Halifax Summer Opera Festival, 2018). She performed as featured soloist in the Durham Chamber Orchestra’s Concert “Ciao! Italian Favourites” (2019), soloist in the Beethoven Mass in C Minor (RESOUND Choir, 2019), soloist with the Durham Philharmonic Choir (2018), and in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall (2017). Several recent accolades include NATS Most Promising Singer 1st or 2nd year Undergrad Voice (2018), Star of the Festival & Festival Trophy (2018) and Best in Voice (2017-2019) at the Pickering Rotary Music Festival, Contemporary Showcase Festival Toronto Centre Mary Hildebrand Award (2018), and First Prize in 18-year-old Voice at the Canadian Music Competition National Final (2018).
Olivia Guselle, Alto
Olivia Guselle hails originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, but now studies at the University of Toronto,Faculty of Music. A third-year vocal performance student, she is kept busy with courses in English and Italian art song, French melodie, German lied, oratorio, and opera chorus.
She has a passion for music in all its forms, and is also an avid jazz singer, highland drummer, ukelelist, and musical theatre enthusiast. When not studying music, Olivia loves to compose her own, and has performed her originals at numerous bars, pubs and music clubs around Toronto. Olivia is so excited to perform with Resound Choir and is thankful for the opportunity to collaborate with so many talented musicians!
William Salinas-Crosby, Tenor
Tenor William Salinas-Crosby is an active performer in Toronto currently studying privately with baritone
Mark Daboll at the University of Toronto. He has won many awards in vocal festivals and competitions across
Ontario, most recently placing second in his category at ORMTA-Barrie Branch 2019 and reaching the
provincial level in 2018. William has performed as a soloist in the Music on Main concert series and has
performed with singers such as the COC Ensemble Studio’s baritone Samuel Chan, soprano Lauren Margison,
and soprano Allison Arends.
Mr. Salinas-Crosby is a passionate choral musician, working under the baton of Edward Connell, Dr. Patrica
Wright, Robert Busiakiewicz, Mark Wood-Solomon, Vladimir Soloviev, and Arlene Charters. His recent choral
credits include; Mozart’s Requiem, Ēriks Ešenvalds’ Northern Lights, Saint-Saëns’ Oratorio de Noël, Fauré’s
Requiem, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. William frequently sings with Forte-Toronto Gay Men’s Chorus and Trinity
United Church (Newmarket) as a soloist and chorister.
Future engagements for Mr. Salinas-Crosby include Mozart’s Requiem with the Metropolitan United Church
(Toronto) and as a soloist in the Canadian premiere of Preisner’s Requiem for my Friend at Trinity United
Kristian Lo, Bass
From singing in swimming pools with synchronized swimmers to Inuit throat singing, Kristian Lo’s creative work is collaborative, experimental and seeks to test our limits. The experimental spark came under the mentorship of Jean-Louis Bleau, where he performed in languages from Mongolian to Xhosa, learned to sing Ragas and overtones and experimented with gamelans, gumboot dances and taiko.
Kristian holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal performance from the University of Calgary, and is currently enrolled in the Artist Diploma in Vocal Performance program at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Monica Whicher.