Artistic Director & Conductor
Now, in his 12th season as founding Artistic Director and conductor of That Choir, Craig has led this a cappella chamber choir to take second place in the ACCC National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs, numerous first place awards with the Kiwanis Festival, a successful tour and school workshop in Barrie, the recording of their self-titled debut album, a national tour to Newfoundland to attend Podium, and a featured guest appearance at MusicFest Canada.
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Craig began his relationship with choral music while singing with the choirs of Holy Heart of Mary High School in St. John’s, Newfoundland under the direction of his mentor Susan Quinn. He would go on to sing with the Memorial University of Newfoundland Chamber Choir and the internationally-acclaimed Quintessential Vocal Ensemble.
In 1996, Craig joined the folk choir at St. Theresa’s Church in St. John’s and by age fifteen had become assistant conductor. In 2002, after studying choral conducting with Dr. Doug Dunsmore at Memorial University, he moved to Halifax where he assumed the position of music director at Canadian Martyrs Church.
Craig’s curiosity in the arts, and specifically acting eventually brought him to his studies at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. Since graduating in 2007, he has been music director/composer for both the Classical Theatre Project and Gairbraid Theatre Company. His work as an actor has brought him to the Shaw Festival of Canada, Neptune Theatre in Halifax, and Tarragon Theatre in Toronto. His love of text, passion for choral singing, and relationships cultivated through the theatre is what inspired the formation of That Choir.
Toronto-based pianist and tenor Colin Frotten is a recent graduate from Mount Allison University earning his Bachelor's degree in music. He performs regularly, both as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the city.
He was a chorister with Mount Allison’s Elliott Chorale for five consecutive years, often acting as section-lead and tenor soloist, in addition to working as the choir's manager and librarian. Colin was also appointed as Organist/Director of Music at St. Paul's and St. Ann's Anglican churches in Sackville, New Brunswick and has worked as Music Director, Vocal Director/Coach and Rehearsal Pianist for a number of musical theatre productions in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Recently, he has sung with Toronto Operetta Theatre, the Cantabile Chamber Singers, the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Opera Atelier and the Halifax Summer Opera Festival. Colin is a passionate educator and arts advocate who is committed to inspiring future generations of musicians. As General Manager, he is responsible for the administrative operations of That Choir, as well as the production of concerts and special events.