Maxine Moore, director

Maxine (Oucharek) is originally from Yorkton, SK. A graduate of Dickinson State College, she taught band, choir and classroom music in the Horizon School Division. She has performed voice recitals for the Marysburg Festival of the Arts and Music for MS concerts. She has had leading roles in many community musicals, the last being The King and I. Maxine first joined St. Peter’s Chorus in 1980 singing soprano under the direction of Dennis Schaefer. She stepped in to direct the Chorus for the first time in 1984 and over the next years she alternated with other directors. In 1992 she took over as sole director of of St. Peter’s Chorus. She has enjoyed that role up to the present day and looks forward to many more years!

Denise Germain, accompanist

Denise began playing piano at the age of four by watching and copying her older brothers. She knew two piano pieces when she went with them to the studio, and at the insistence of Sr. Kathleen Konlup, began taking lessons with the Ursuline Sisters at the age of five. When Denise was six, she accompanied her Grade 1 class at the annual Christmas Carol Festival in Humboldt.  At the age of 12, she began playing organ in church. That year, she also began playing piano for ballet classes with the Humboldt School of Dance. Her musical training continued with the Ursulines throughout her school years, and she studied for one year with Lyell Gustin in Saskatoon before other commitments took priority. Denise joined St. Peter’s Chorus shortly after graduating high school, and has been their accompanist since 1989. She continues as organist at St. Augustine Church in Humboldt and is a pianist for Royal Academy of Dance ballet exams throughout the province.