Principals, Tracy Fehr (Music Director) and Heather Allen (Coordinator), formed Seraphim Early Music Ensemble in 2016 to promote Medieval and Renaissance music in the Okanagan. The group performs a variety of repertoire including duets, trios, and group work of up to six voices.
Tracy, a lyric colouratura soprano, performs with orchestras, chamber ensembles and as a solo recitalist in Canada, Central America, North Africa and the UK. She has been featured on numerous radio/TV stations in Canada and abroad. She offers voice lessons, coaching and workshops at Tracy Fehr Voice Studio, and is a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Tracy holds a Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance (with distinction) from the University of Alberta and an ARCT in Singing, Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM).
Heather, also a soprano, has her Grade 10 RCM in vocal performance, has studied Renaissance music performance at the University of Cambridge Early Music School, studied theory, harmony and composition at UBC, and has sung in madrigal groups and ensembles across Canada.
Jay Demetrick (tenor, counter tenor) has his Grade 10 RCM in voice and piano, and studied harpsichord and voice for 2 years at Douglas College. He sings in the Naramata Choir, and has been in many musical theatre productions.
Derek Beaton (bass) sang with the Edmonton Opera chorus for 25 years before relocating to the Okanagan, where, along with singing with Seraphim, he stars in local Soundstage musical theatre productions.