Cathrie Yuen, Director

Cathrie Yuen, Director

Cathrie Yuen is the newly appointed Artistic Director of Gloria Dei Chorale. She is a Vancouver based choral conductor who serves as the the Associate Conductor of Vancouver Bach Symphonic Choir, Conductor of Cantabile Choir, Sessional Instructor at the Trinity Western University music department, and the Artistic Director of the MGV Lyra men’s choir.

As both an artist and educator, Cathrie deeply believes in the importance of music education. She developed a workshop program and is co-founder of the annual Inspiro Choral Festival for high school students in the Greater Vancouver area. To further expand her passion towards choral music, Cathrie created the Chorum Podcast, where she connects with other active members of the choral community around the world, and engages in relevant topic-focused discussions as a forum. Shortly after, she co-founded the Inspiro choral consortium with Dr. Joel Tranquilla, a platform that comprises of a choral festival, a professional-level choir, and a choral education resources website that connects choral enthusiasts both nearby and abroad.

Furthermore, she is an active adjudicator and clinician for choirs in North America. She also participated as a guest speaker at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, and the Canadian Chamber Choir. She was selected as a Conducting Fellow for the Vancouver Chamber Choir’s Conducting Symposium and was also among the finalists at the 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition.

Cathrie holds a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of British Columbia and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Trinity Western University. She has prepared major choral works such as Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, Bach’s St. John Passion and Orff’s Carmina Burana for renowned conductors, including Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Dr. Graeme Langager, and Maestro Leslie Dala.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Cathrie began her music education at a young age as a percussionist and singer. She remains active in Hong Kong, touring frequently to Asia with various choirs and giving workshops in the region.