Meet Chellan Hoffman, Knox’s New Music Director

Chellen Hoffman Knox Music DirectorChellan became the Music Director at Knox United Church, September 2013. She is responsible for providing musical direction and support for all music presented for Sunday services and church sponsored events, including weddings and funerals.

Chellan began her career as organist in Saskatoon, SK, serving First Baptist Church, followed by St. John’s Anglican Cathedral. Upon moving to Calgary in 1992, she became involved as a church musician, freelance soloist, ensemble musician and accompanist. She was assistant organist at Christ Church from 1993 to 2005, and at Grace Presbyterian from 2008 to 2013. During this time, she was fortunate to tour with the Anglican choir, to perform daily evensong services in the abbeys and cathedrals of England.

Chellan has performed with many soloists, choirs and ensembles in the province, and was accompanist for the Calgary Philharmonic Chorus and the Calgary Bach Festival Chorus. Chellan is currently the curator of early keyboard instruments at the University of Calgary, an assistant with the organ tuning firm, Pipework, and past president of the Calgary centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and the Calgary Society of Organists.

Chellan is currently serving a two year term as a national vice-president for the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO), and serves as Chair of their Editorial Committee for the magazine, Organ Canada. She is also one of two RCCO Travelling Clinicians appointed for the 2016/17 season.

Most of Chellan’s time is spent enjoying the chaotic life that her two energetic sons bring to the family. A small, but precious bit of time is spent breathing in the freedom of the open road on her little red bike.

Chellan can be contacted through her email address choffman@knoxunited.ab.ca

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