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Music Leaders

Director of Music, Principal Organist

John-Luke Addison is a Canadian-American pianist, conductor, music director, accompanist, organist, and composer. Prior to St. Bartholomew’s, he had been Director of Music at various churches in Toronto, Canada, as well as conductor of several other choral and orchestral ensembles. In the theatrical realm, Mr. Addison has been the music director or orchestra member for over 50 theatrical productions, both professional and amateur, including at Shaw Festival, Sheridan College, Drayton Entertainment, and many others. As a composer, Mr. Addison has had compositions performed internationally, including by the Canadian Opera Company and San Francisco Opera Company, and is also a freelance copyist and editor. He has a graduate degree in Music from York University in Toronto, specializing in classical performance and composition, and has done extensive research on 18th-century oratorio and the music of Georgian Britain. Contact John-Luke Addison.

Organist

Jenny Yun began playing piano at age five. She credits her pianist mother for the early start. One of her proudest moments came at age fourteen when she performed Mozart Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major with the Korean Symphony. She went on to study Music Composition and Theory at Seoul National University, where she began to appreciate a broad range of musical compositions and their impact. Jenny’s passion for pipe organ began at the University of Kansas where she received her M.A. in Organ Performance. She has studied under renowned teachers Dr. James Higdon at the University of Kansas and Dr. Thomas Ladd of the University of Southern California. Her many years of experience as organist at Lutheran and Episcopal Churches left her with a deep understanding of Congregational Hymns and Liturgy and allowed her to appreciate the music of J.S. Bach and Brahms even more. She is a busy and proud mom of three daughters, Emily, Claire, and Grace.

Parish Choir Section Leaders

St. Bartholomew’s is privileged to have professional section leaders serve in each vocal part within the parish choir. From the greater San Diego community, they are teachers and mentors, singers and students; they serve as soloists as needed, help shape the sound of their section, and guide new singers in the choir.

Tim McLellan has served as bass section leader at St. Bart's since 2005. Throughout his musical career, he has sung and conducted at Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, and Assembly of God churches. He holds degrees in music from Cal Poly State University and the University of Washington. When he's not at St. Bart's, he teaches math and music to middle school students in San Diego Unified School District.

Sean McCormac, tenor section since 2011. Home-schooled from kindergarten through 12th grade, he attained his bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Cal State Northridge. Sean also serves as tenor section leader for the La Jolla Symphony Chorus. He is a frequent performer with the San Diego Pro Arte Voices and has provided solo work for the Palomar College Chorale and Bodhi Tree Concerts. 

Danielle Evans, alto section leader. Ever since Danielle can remember, she has had a passion for the Arts and people – she has been singing since she was a toddler! Danielle decided to pursue this passion for the Arts by attending Biola University and graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and Opera. For the past eight years, she had been a professional singer for Shepherd’s Grove Church Hour of Power under the direction of Don Neuen. She also taught private voice lessons at Allegro music studio in Fullerton. She has played lead roles in both Operas and musical theater productions. Her two favorite roles include the Witch from “Into the Woods” and the Countess from “Le nozze di Figaro.” When Danielle is not singing her heart on stage, she is working full time at SKY Facial Plastic Surgery as their Treatment Coordinator. She says, “As a Treatment Coordinator, I get to change people’s perceptions of surgery and aesthetics. It is very inspiring to help people feel their best!” She is honored to be at St. Bart’s to use her God-given gifts to serve.

Betsy Faust, soprano section leader. Music is Betsy’s biggest passion in life. She hails originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has lived in San Diego since 2006. She currently she teaches singing, violin, and viola privately. She loves being able to share the language of music with her students, and look forward to their progress as much as her own as she continues to grow and develop as a performer. 

Betsy was a Music Performance major at the University of Wisconsin with a triple emphasis in Violin, Viola, and Vocal performance. She began singing professional gigs while still in high school and was the youngest member ever with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Chorus at 17. She cantored for years at the Basilica of St Josaphat in Milwaukee before moving to San Diego. After moving, Betsy sang with the San Diego Master Chorale for 6 years.

Betsy currently plays as a co-principal violinist with the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra, after having played two seasons as a section viola for the LJSO. Betsy and her siblings have played in their family string quartet for over 20 years and still perform together. Recently, she was thrilled to have been chosen to record a new song Glow for Disneyland's California Adventure World of Color Winter Dreams.