Gail Poulsen has an ARCT in violin performance from the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, where she studied with Katharine Rapoport. Gail regularly performs with The World Rock Symphony Orchestra and has performed with The National Youth Orchestra of Canada, The Windsor Symphony, and The Boris Brott Festival Orchestra. As a soloist, Gail has appeared with Chorus Niagara, The Niagara Symphony, Brock University Chorus, Avanti Chamber Singers, Young Singers of Niagara, and To The King Chorus, among others.
Gail is an avid composer, and often plays on the CDs of other Canadian artists, writing her own fiddle/violin parts. Her compositions have been performed by Chorus Niagara, Glissandi Trio, Niagara Symphony, Niagara Youth Orchestra, Avanti Chamber Singers, Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir and many churches.
In 2014, the CD, Songs of Jubilee was released on iTunes. These songs were written by Gail and Linda Lensink. Two of the songs have won international competitions. One is published in an Anglican hymnal. Another was orchestrated by Gail, and performed by the NYO. Celtic Blessing (arr Harris Loewen) and Mary’s Heart (arr Larry Nickel/James Moffett) were published by Cypress Choral Music while Open Arms (arr H. Loewen) has been published by Renforth Music. Visit www.songsofjubilee.ca to download songs or see videos.
Gail is so grateful to the congregation of Jubilee CRC for their constant support and inspiration.