The Music at St. Andrew’s organ concert series welcomes organist Matthew Whitfield and soprano Jessika Monea, pictured, Jan. 16.

The Music at St. Andrew’s organ concert series welcomes organist Matthew Whitfield and soprano Jessika Monea, pictured, Jan. 16.

BARRIE - The Music at St. Andrew’s organ concert series welcomes organist Matthew Whitfield and soprano Jessika Monea Jan. 16.
Whitfield is a fourth-year student at York University, studying organ and harpsichord performance.
For the past four years, Whitfield was the Healey Willan Organ Scholar at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, and is now assistant organist at St. Paul's Bloor Street, the largest Anglican church in Canada.
As well, he has sung in a number of choral ensembles, including the award-winning St. Mary Magdalene Gallery Choir, Pax Christi Chorale, and the York University Chamber Choir, which toured Europe last spring, and for which Whitfield was both singer and organist.
Monea began post-secondary music education at Red Deer College in Alberta. After earning a music diploma in voice she transferred to York University where she recently graduated with a Hon. BFA degree, specializing in classical voice.
She is RCM trained in piano/theory and has also performed at the Summer Opera Lyric Theatre in Toronto.
In University, Monea earned the Sterling Beckwith Scholarship for her exceptional promise and ability in performance and superior musicianship, and a number of awards and scholarships at the Newmarket Festival.
Monea has performed many classical voice recitals and is currently singing with Orpheus Choir, Opera by Request, and Voicebox.
The concerts take place the third Wednesday of each month at noon.
Admission is $5. Students are free.