Year joined: 1997
Stephen Lee began singing in early childhood and has never stopped. At the age of 17, his passion for music was fuelled when he was given a guitar, which he calls his best present ever. Fairly soon, Stephen, his sister and a friend were performing in coffee houses in Vancouver.
After completing a Master of Library Science degree from UBC and working for 14 years as a public librarian in Toronto, Stephen sought new adventure. He moved with his wife, son and daughter to Victoria. Here he worked as a part-time librarian and returned to school, taking a year of Computing Technology at Camosun College, before landing a job as an Information Analyst with the Ministry of Health.
Stephen has now retired from the work world, though he is busy as a volunteer. He has been a member of Victoria Choral Society since 1997, and served as music librarian on the board. He and his wife enjoy travelling, and they love singing so much that they have been involved in singing trips to Vietnam and Cambodia, the Czech Republic and Germany, and most recently, Cuba.
If you ask Stephen which is his favourite choral work, he will answer, “Whichever piece we are working on.”