Roderick Bryce, Music Director
Hailing from Edinburgh, Scotland, Roderick relocated to Stettler, Alberta with his family in July 2013. In Scotland he was in great demand as a baritone, teacher, vocal coach and choral director. As a singer, he is broadcast often on BBC Radio 4 and regularly sang with Cappella Nova, recording music by James Macmillan on Linn Records. Also on Linn Records, he has recorded Bach’s Matthäus-Passion and sung across Scotland, Northern Ireland and France with the Dunedin Consort. He has appeared with Masaaki Suzuki’s Bach Collegium Japan at the Edinburgh International Festival. Roderick was director of the Scottish Chamber Choir; founder and director of Sospiro Baroque and former choirmaster of St Mary’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Edinburgh. In addition to a busy private teaching practice, he also taught singing for City of Edinburgh Council, Loretto School and Fettes College.
Monica Rist, Organist
Monica Rist is the organist of St. Joseph's Basilica, a position to which she was appointed in 1986. After gaining her B.Mus. at the University of British Columbia, she studied with Dr. Jacobus Kloppers and was awarded the Johann Strauss Foundation Scholarship, which enabled her to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna with Peter Planyavsky, organist of the famous Stephansdom in Vienna. She subsequently received an award from the Austrian government and completed a diploma in organ performance at the Hochschule. She returned to Edmonton for further study with Dr. Gerhard Krapf at the University of Alberta, graduating with a M.Mus. in 1988.
In addition to her church duties, Monica teaches, gives workshops and travels as an examiner and recitalist.
David Moret, Organist
David Moret is an associate organist of St Joseph’s Basilica. David studied organ and church musicianship under the direction of Bruce Wheatcroft and Marie Ryan, thanks to a scholarship provided to him by the Catholic Women's League of St. Joseph's Cathedral. David has served in the music ministry at St. Andrew's, St. Joachim's, and Santa Maria Goretti Churches in Edmonton, and at St. Joseph's Church in Whitecourt. David currently also assist in the music ministry at St. Thomas More Church in Edmonton.