Paul Wiens has been a member of Canzona for nine years in which he has appeared as soloist in works that include Nicolai Porpora’s Vespers, Bach’s St. John Passion and more recently Zelenka’s Missa Dei Fillii. His past recital work includes Faure’s L’Horizon Chimerique, Finzi’s Let us Garlands Bring, Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Vaughan William’s Five Mystical Songs and, most recently, Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin. Mr. Wiens has also performed a number of operatic roles such as Gianni Schicchi (title role), Dandini in La Cenerentola, Giuglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte; Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief; and The Old Gypsy in Il Trovatore with Manitoba Opera. When he is not performing, Paul works as a Commercial Banker with Cambrian Credit Union. He and his wife Dawn live with their cats and dog in River Park South.