ABOUT

Meet Jim

Violinist, Composer

Jim was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He moved to Kitchener Ontario when he was 8 years old, after his parents divorced. In grade 6, he chose to play the violin for music class in school because he thought it looked pretty. Even after 7 years of taking lessons, he never learned to read sheet music, but successfully passed each year by listening to the others and playing by ear. After high school, he worked various
jobs and went to various universities before finally earning an Ontario College Diploma in opticianry from Georgian College. He married his best friend Lia, who 2 years later discovered he played the violin and encouraged him to pick it up again. He has taken lessons on and off, but is mostly self

taught. He is the father of three children. He owns his own optical store and lives in Kitchener. He loves to go on adventures with his wife riding a motorcycle and discovering roads and vistas everywhere. His other favourite things are cars, sports (hockey and baseball), and a good book by the fireplace.

Meet Sam

Pianist, Vocalist, Composer, Songwriter, Sound Engineer

Sam was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He moved to Niagara Falls when he was 7 years old. From 10-16 years of age, Sam's parents made great sacrifices for him to take piano lessons, which began a lifelong passion and great appreciation for music. In high school, Sam wanted to play the saxophone, but was unable to make a sound from any woodwind or brass instrument. His teacher gave him a triangle instead, and he advanced through the all the percussion instruments. These years of training greatly influenced his later
playing styles. Sam studied at the Radio College of Canada, where he received an

Electronics Engineering Diploma. He is married to his sweetheart Rebecca, and they have four children Today, Sam lives in Kitchener and works as a technical sales representative. He is an audio engineering enthusiast. While his singing and songwriting abilities are all self taught, they are passionately and skillfully used for all his recording arts projects.

Jim and Sam's exquisite remakes and original arrangements and compositions of venerable, spiritual, and sacred music uplift, comfort, and inspire all those who listen.

Meet Mark

Mark was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After high school, he served a two year service mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sacramento California. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo and became a Chartered Professional Accountant. He now lives in Waterloo with Heather, his wife of over 35 years. They raised five children together. Mark brings the life to a party. He loves to be involved with all kinds of productions.
He has learned his various skills over time and continues to learn through trial and error. In his spare time, Mark's favourite
thing is to be the best Grandpa he can be for his 11.5 grandchildren.

Booking Coordinator, Lighting Designer, Lighting Technician, Videographer

Meet Kaitlyn

Flautist, Vocalist, Designer

Kaitlyn was born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. She lived in the village of Haysville until she was 10 years old, when her family moved to Kitchener. In grade 7, she picked the flute to play in music class. She took both vocal and flute classes in high school, and private lessons on and off. After high school, she decided to go to Conestoga College where she is currently studying Graphic Design. Kaitlyn lives with her family in Kitchener and loves to crochet and draw in her spare time. She has a big fluffy cat named Gozer, whom she loves very much.

Our mission is to bring this sacred experience to everyone who is willing to come and listen.

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