Director Music, Principal Organist
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
Janie Prim is a well-known, San Diego-based pianist/accompanist and is recognized for her church organ skills. Forced into subbing for her mother at age 14, she played two services well enough that she was immediately offered a job at the nearby Methodist Church.
Ms. Prim continued as a self-taught organist, working in several churches in the San Diego
In 1995, Janie accepted the organist position at St. Bartholomew’s Church. She continues organ studies with Martin Green, canon at St Paul's Cathedral, and maintains an active musical life as music director/chorus mistress for Lyric Opera San Diego and principal outreach accompanist and principal dance rehearsal pianist for San Diego Opera, as well as working for Cygnet Theatre and the Old Globe Theatre for auditions. Ms. Prim also has a private studio for coaching and accompanying singers.
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
Born and raised in San Diego, Sean McCormac has served as
Martha Howe, a native San Diegan in her third year as alto section leader, has performed opera and concert roles on major stages throughout the United States, Canada
Sophia (Sophi) Gonzalez is in her first year as soprano section leader at St. Bart’s. She is working toward a degree in music education at San Diego State in hopes of a career in choral directing and instruction. Sophi teaches music part-time at St. Martin of Tours Academy in La Mesa and in the last year served as SDSU University Chorus Manager and as coordinator for Choral Collage, SDSU’s first national choral festival. During