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MEET THE TEAM

Cheryl Bower, Founder

Cheryl is the fiercely passionate creator of Voices Rock Canada and VRC Ensemble. Her drive, energy and positive attitude have made VRC a success from the initial pilot project in April, 2016.

Cheryl is a life-long musical enthusiast and has done extensive charitable fundraising in service to children, which include The Hospital for Sick Children, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Toronto Children’s Breakfast Programs.

She has taken part in numerous stage and music projects over the past 35 years, including appearing on stage as a soloist at Koerner Hall (Toronto) and Carnegie Hall (New York, New York).

Cheryl has a keen understanding of the benefits of music in people’s lives. She strongly believes in the power of music and the building of communities. Her motto for Voices Rock Canada is “Creating musical communities, one note, one song and one person at a time.”

Anthony Bastianon, Artistic Director

Driven by musical excellence and endless energy, Anthony leads the young people of Voices Rock Canada and VRC Ensemble to new heights in music performance. His work as a music director, conductor, pianist, composer, arranger, teacher and producer has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years.  His versatility has brought him opportunities to work with pop singers such as Chantal Kreviazuk, Dan Hill, and Josh Groban; music theatre icons such as Andrea Martin and Michael Burgess; and countless superb local and international musicians.

An award-winning musician and composer, Anthony has been the musical director of over 150 theatre productions and has composed music in all genres.  With a Masters Degree in Education, he keeps close ties to working with young people whenever possible through his work as founder of Theatre Atoms and as a faculty member at Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program.

Anthony encourages creativity, inspires excellence, and motivates the VRC members to find enjoyment and passion for music.

Sherry Jacoby, Choir Coordinator

Sherry Jacoby began singing, songwriting and playing guitar at an early age.

She has a passion for telling personal stories through her songs, using imagery and metaphors to capture human emotions. Her songs paint a vivid picture of wide emotional landscapes.

As the choir coordinator and assistant to Director, Anthony Bastianon, Sherry brings her gentle, kind and caring manner, while sharing her love of music with Voices Rock Canada’s young singers. She is committed to helping them fulfill their potential.