Cheryl Bower, Founder
Cheryl is the fiercely passionate creator of Voices Rock Canada©. 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 fundraising in service to children, which include The Hospital for Sick Children, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto Children’s Breakfast Program and Nunavut clothing drive.
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 members of Voices Rock Canada, to new heights in musical 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 200 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 choir members to find enjoyment and passion for music.