Kelly Charlton is a keyboardist (piano, organ, harpsichord) equally at home as accompanist, chamber and church musician, having collaborated with an extensive variety of singers, instrumentalists and chamber ensembles in a career spanning more than 30 years. He has performed extensively in Canada, England, France and Germany, and is known for his sensitive and supportive playing.
For many years Mr. Charlton lived and worked in London (UK) as conductor of the Renaissance chamber choir ‘The New Friends’ Musick’ which he founded in 1990. Since his return to Canada in 2006 Kelly has played with the Victoria Symphony, the Aventa Ensemble and a variety of professional chamber ensembles. He has held posts at Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria (Ass. Director of Music 2007-2015) and at First Met United Church (Director of Music 2015-2023). Kelly is delighted to be the new Director of Music at St. Barnabas.