Preparatory Choir DirectorCarrie Loring received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, and her singing certificates from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Best known as longtime host of TV Ontario’s Polka Dot Door, she toured coast to coast with numerous children’s shows involving singing, storytelling, mime, guitar and puppetry.
Carrie has sung with Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, Choir 21, the Elmer Iseler Singers, Elora Festival Singers, Bach Festival Singers, Soundstreams, Toronto Consort, Black Creek Festival, Tallis Choir, The National Ballet of Canada, The Toronto Summer Music Festival, and The Theatre of Early Music. She also sings regularly in concerts and services at various churches in Toronto, most notably with Elaine Choi at Timothy Eaton Memorial and with Eleanor Daley at Fairlawn United.
Carrie has performed as a studio singer in television and film, and has sung on 23 CD recordings. Enjoying the challenge of singing in different styles, she has sung back-up vocals for Roger Hodgson (SuperTramp), performed in the cast of Sondheim in September, and can be heard in both the TV series The Borgias and The Tudors.
Carrie has worked often with children both as a performer and as an educational assistant in nursery schools, providing reading and music programs. This is her third year coaching with the Bach Children’s Chorus.
Outside of music, she enjoys photography, writing, canoeing, and attending her son’s baseball games.