William A. Perrot, Artistic Director

Bill Perrot graduated from Westminster Choir College in 1975. He has been involved in school, church and community choirs since his arrival in Nova Scotia. He has been active in the Nova Scotia Choral Federation since its inception in 1976, serving three terms as its president. He is a Charter Life Member of the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors and has served on its board, where he was the coordinator of the National Youth Choir for a number of years. Bill has studied with both Dr. Elmer Iseler and Wayne Riddell. In the spring of 2008 he was awarded the Alumni Merit Award from Westminster Choir College Bill is the founding conductor of Kings Chorale. From 1998 through June of 2010 he conducted the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir, a youth choir that participated in Europa Cantat in Barcelona in 2005 and toured Paris and Prague in 2008. He has conducted the Acadia University Chorus, the Acadia Vocal Ensemble, NSCF’s Youth Choir Camp, and various workshops in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. He has prepared choirs for a number of performances by Symphony Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. In 1994 he was the Master Conductor for the Rotary Youth Choir (now the Nova Scotia Youth Choir) in Halifax. In the spring of 2009 he was the guest conductor for the High Cs Festival held annually in Digby. Bill is also the  Artistic Director for Nova Voce, the provincial men’s choir.

Evelyn Keddy, Accompanist

Evelyn has been with Kings Chorale almost since its beginning. After a long absence from piano study, she resumed it first with Kings Chorale accompanist Mona Maund in 1987, and then with Janice Stephens of Acadia University in 1993. It was at that point that she “graduated” from the alto section to the piano bench. She operates a private piano studio in Berwick West, where she lives with her husband Calvin. Evelyn derives tremendous enjoyment from watching her students grow musically, and in all forms of keyboard accompaniment, from church services to playing for various choirs, vocal and instrumental musicians. Her greatest musical love, however, remains her participation in Kings Chorale.