Stephen Glass is well-known to UK audiences as a conductor, arranger, composer and accompanist. Born and educated in the UK, he moved to Montreal, Canada in 1990 and until 2014, served as the Director of Music at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim (Canada’s oldest and largest Ashkenazic Synagogue). During that time, he conducted male-voice, mixed-voice, teen and children’s choirs and devised multiple multi-media events with symphony orchestra. His choral recordings have received critical acclaim. For many years, Stephen led the conducting course at the North American Jewish Choral Festival and was a key contributor to the Hazamir Teen Choir initiative.
Stephen has returned to the UK many times as guest conductor for numerous events, many involving massed children’s choirs. He founded The European Cantors’ Convention, has taught at Limmud and JFS and has received numerous commissions for arrangements and compositions.
Now living in Toronto, Stephen is in demand as a freelance conductor, arranger, composer and musical consultant. He has an excellent reputation as a first-class communicator and the ability to motivate young and old.