Henry Renglich, music director
Henry is an established choral conductor who brings a wealth of musical experience to Etobicoke Centennial Choir. He holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory, and both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Education from York University. Henry taught music theory at McGill University and at the University of Waterloo, and was active as a chamber musician, accompanist, and coach to other young accompanists. His improvisational skills were in demand at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and Linda Rabin Danse Moderne.
Henry’s operatic experience includes work with Toronto Opera Repertoire, Coro Verdi and as Chorus Director for Opera Hamilton. In addition, he coaches and accompanies vocalists in many genres ranging from classical and operatic to contemporary and musical theatre. Henry has composed a variety of musical and theatrical works including a cabaret for The National Theatre School and was Musical Director for the Piggery Theatre in North Hatley, Quebec.
An experienced music pedagogue who believes strongly in quality music education for young children, Henry always finds time to teach in schools. His children’s choirs have won numerous awards and been chosen for professional theatrical productions. He currently teaches at Unionville Montessori School, where he directs choirs and musical theatre productions.
Carl Steinhauser, accompanist
Carl was born in New Westminster, BC, and grew up in Milton, ON. He began studying the piano at age four, and was accompanist for his elementary school choir. In high school, while advancing through the Royal Conservatory program, he worked with multiple community and church choirs. He received his ARCT in Piano Performance in 2008. Carl completed a Bachelor of Music with Honors Specialist in Music Theory and Composition at the University of Western Ontario, in 2012, having studied under Peter Paul Koprowski, Paul Frehner, and Omar Daniel. He currently resides in Toronto and is accompanist for Gaudeamus Choirs of Halton Hills as well as Etobicoke Centennial Choir.