Meet our staff

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Diana McAdorey earned an Honours Commerce degree from McMaster University and an MBA specializing in Arts and Media Management from York University.  She has worked in both performing and visual arts organizations and was the Executive Director of the Toronto School of Art, a post-secondary visual arts school in downtown Toronto. Diana also served as the Director of Business Development and Marketing for the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association.  


Krista Rhodes is a versatile collaborative pianist, educator, adjudicator, and recording artist in the GTA, Hamilton, and Niagara. She has appeared on stages in North America and Europe and has had her music heard on the Oprah Winfrey Show. During her career, Krista has worked with many choral groups, soloists, opera companies, and orchestras. Her teaching has brought her to both school boards and music academies, and she collaborates with local universities and colleges. Recent appearances include the Amadeus Choir and Elmer Iseler Singers of Toronto, the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Talisker Players, Symphony on the Bay, Opera Niagara, and the Grand River Chorus. Krista is the accompanist for Chorus Niagara, Brott Festival Chorus and the Bach Elgar Choir. She resides with her family in Stoney Creek.


With a strong passion for choral music, Elise completed her Masters in Music (Choral Conducting) at the University of Toronto (2017). Since, she has had the worked as the Assistant Conductor of Arcady, as one of two conducting apprentices for the 2016 Ontario Youth Choir under the highly regarded Robert Cooper, CM, and in 2018 under one Canada's choral pioneers, Jon Washburn. Elise is privileged to work with Burlington’s first women’s choir, Myriad, Hamilton Estonian Choir and the choirs at St. Mildred's - Lightburn School. As an emerging conductor, she is also the Apprentice Conductor for Orpheus Choir of Toronto. In July 2019, Elise looks forward to traveling to Estonia with the Hamilton Estonian Choir where they have been selected to represent Canada in the Estonian Song Festival in Tallinn. Elise is OVERJOYED to return to Chorus Niagara for her third season as Apprentice Conductor! 


Amanda Nelli is entering her eighth season as the Artistic Director of the Chorus Niagara Children’s Choir (CNCC). Under her leadership, the CNCC has become a dynamic organization with four choirs catering to children ages 4-16. As the Music Specialist at Fern Hill Private School in Oakville, Amanda teaches students from Preschool to Grade Eight, directs a variety of children’s choirs and numerous staged musicals. She holds a Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University, Hons. Bachelor of Music from the University of Ottawa, and studied choral conducting at the Westminster Conducting Institute in Princeton. Amanda was nominated for the prestigious Leslie Bell Award for Choral Conducting in 2014, and was awarded the Arts in Education Award from the city of St. Catharines in 2019. Her choirs have won awards at the provincial and national levels. Amanda is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring a quality music education program to Niagara with the generous support of Chorus Niagara.

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