The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir is privileged to enjoy the support of three Patrons who demonstrate a sincere commitment to community and mentorship in addition to a genuine appreciation for music.
Boris Brott, Brad Clark, and Richard Margison kindly extend to us the prestige of their names and affiliation with them.
Maestro Boris Brott, OC, OOnt, LLD
“Our choir members express their sincere condolences to the family and friends of our patron Boris Brott following the tragic road accident in Hamilton which took his life on April 5. Boris will be sorely missed by his musical colleagues.”
Born and raised in Hamilton, Brad Clark received a diploma in Radio Broadcasting from Mohawk College and certification in Non-Profit Management from McMaster University. Clark was elected to the Ontario Legislature in 1999 as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Stoney Creek. He served the Province as Minister of Transportation, Minister of Labour and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. He was also the Commissioner on the Board of Internal Economy, Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly and Assistant Deputy Government Whip. In 2006, Brad was elected Ward 9 Councillor representing Stoney Creek-Heritage Green. He was re-elected in 2010 for a second term and served as Chair of the Development Charges review Sub Committee. He has also been on the General Issues Committee, Board of Health, Licensing Tribunal, Audit and Administration, Economic Development and Planning, Heritage Green Community Trust, and the Newalta Neighbourhood Liaison Committee.
Richard Margison, OC
Hailed for his ringing top notes and spine-tingling power, tenor Richard Margison is renowned for his interpretations of Verdi, Puccini, Strauss and Beethoven. Recent seasons have included performances of Un Ballo in Maschera (Montreal, Hamburg, the ROH Covent Garden), Turandot (New York, Barcelona, Toronto), Aida (New York, Cincinnati, Montreal, Chicago, Oviedo), Ariadne auf Naxos (Oviedo, Madrid, London, Hamburg, New York), Fidelio (Seattle, Vancouver), Il Trovatore (New York, Toronto, Berlin, San Francisco), La Gioconda (Barcelona) and Don Carlo (New York) and Norma (Vancouver), the world premiere of Rattenbury, The Opera in Victoria, Salom (Toronto) and concerts with his equally talented daughter, Lauren.