Edward Moroney pursues his eclectic career as a church musician, accompanist, composer and vocal coach in Toronto. A graduate of the University of Toronto in composition and vocal music education, he studied with Talivaldis Kenins, John Beckwith, Derek Holman, Oskar Morawetz and Lloyd Bradshaw. When a chorister at St. Michael’s Cathedral, he studied organ with Victor Togni, and at the university with Dr. Charles Peaker and Douglas Bodle.
Mr. Moroney is a former organ-scholar of St. Chad ’s College, Durham University (UK), and is a fellow of several learned societies and British music colleges. Throughout many years of accompanying, he has been associated with the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus as founding accompanist, the COC, the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir, the University of Toronto Women ’s Chorus, the Opera in Concert Chorus and the choirs of York University. Mr. Moroney accompanies the TMYC on two CDs (CBC label), the “Magic of Christmas”, conducted by John Rutter, and “A Christmas Carol”, conducted by Robert Cooper, and on the Christmas CD “In Midnight’s Stillness”, St. Michael’s Choir School, (2009). He has performed with many distinguished conductors, including Robert Cooper (28 years), Lloyd Bradshaw, Elmer Iseler, Martin Neary, John Rutter and Robert Sund, both in master classes, festivals, tours, operas, concerts and broadcasts.
At the University of Toronto , Mr. Moroney was the only studio accompanist employed by the legendary singer and voice teacher Irene Jessner (1901-1994). In 1973 he was awarded the first Leslie Bell Choral Conducting Scholarship (Ontario Arts Council). He is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), the Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), and is a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (KHS), Holy See (2010). Mr. Moroney has been the organist-choirmaster at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church,Toronto since 1998, and the occasional organist of HM Chapel Royal of the Mohawks in Ontario since 2005. He continues as accompanist for the Orpheus Choir of Toronto (2003-).