Paul Grindlay has sung in choirs since he was nine years old. He has performed with ensembles like VoiceScapes, Luminous Voices, Phoenix Chamber Choir, Pro Coro Canada, Vancouver Chamber Choir, Musica Intima, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and Carmel Bach Festival Chorale. He also sang in the 1990 National Youth Choir and the 1991 World Youth Choir. After completing a Bachelor of Science in zoology and a Bachelor of Music in voice performance/opera, both from the University of British Columbia, Paul pursued a solo performance career in Austria, Japan, England, USA and Canada. He has recorded CDs for NAXOS, Marquis and Toccata Classics.
Paul has directed the Calgary Boys’ Choir, the Knox Presbyterian Church Choir, The Airdrie Community Choir and SuperSonic Men’s Choir. Currently, he directs the choir at Christ Church Elbow Park and Calgary Renaissance Singers and Players. Paul also teaches privately and is in great demand as a performer, coach, clinician and adjudicator.
When not involved in musical activities, Paul will most likely be found guiding fly-fishing trips on the Bow River, hiking or cross-country skiing with his wife, family and friends, cooking, swimming or writing poetry. Sometimes he sleeps.