We are pleased to welcome Karen Lee-Morlang as our new Music Director. Karen is an award winning performer, educator and producer who you may have heard locally at the Silk Purse, Harmony Arts Festival, the Centennial Theatre and the Kay Meek Center. She has also been featured with her musical colleagues at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, MusicFest Vancouver, the World Peace Forum, Women's Worlds Conference, the Vancouver Folk Festival and has broadcast on CBC Radio and local television.
After specializing in art song and chamber music for her post-graduate degree from the University of British Columbia Karen has championed music in BC with zeal and passion for over two decades. This includes co-producing recital and lecture series for organizations such as CBC Radio, Vancouver Art Gallery, UBC Main Library, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Public Library and in the Downtown Eastside. In addition to playing and touring with many different musicians and ensembles, she is also a founding member of several vocal groups and has enjoyed working with many other musicians, ensembles and local choirs. Karen is also committed to her role as the Artistic Director of Health Arts Society of BC, which curates and delivers many professional performances annually for elders living in long-term health care and retirement communities, as well as weekly online concerts.
When not at the piano or computer, Karen takes great pleasure in pursuing other passions such as riding her motorcycle, boating, fishing, hiking, reading, sewing, fussing over her potted plants and now learning to coordinate her lower limbs in the form of tap dancing!
She is looking forward to being part of the West Vancouver community on a regular basis and developing new initiatives as St. Francis' Music Director, including further music video reflections for this website.