Bass-Baritone Joel Allison is currently pursuing an Opera Diploma at the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Daniel Taylor. He is a core member if the Tafelmuisk Chamber Choir, and also performs with the Theater of Early Music and is the bass lead at Trinity St. Paul's United Church. He has appeared as a soloist with many Canadian Ensembles including, the Peterbourgh Singers, Talisker Players, and Seventeen Voyces Chamber Choir. Joel performs regularly in both opera and concert. Roles include; the title role in the opera Don Quixote by George Telemann, Lepporello in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Don Alfonso and Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi FanTutte, Aeneas in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Recent performances include the role of John Shears in Paul Bunyan by Benjamin Britten and Mr Gobineau in The Medium by Gian Carlo Menotti at the University of Toronto. Upcoming performances include Basilio in Rossini's Il barbiere di siviglia with Saskatoon Opera and the role of Prince Gremin in Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky with Opera Muskoka. Joel holds a BMus in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa.