By Logan Martell
Governor General Julie Payette has announced that Daniel Taylor has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada for his work as a conductor, countertenor, recording artist, and Professor of Opera, Early Music, and Voice. As one of the country’s highest civilian honors, the Order is meant to recognize figures “whose service shapes our society; whose innovations ignite our imaginations; and whose compassion unites our communities.”
Among his endeavors, Taylor is the founding artistic director and conductor of the Theatre of Early Music and the acclaimed ensemble The Trinity Choir. Over the pandemic, he has raised money for University scholarship funds through outdoor concerts, as well as connecting audiences through the virtual choir One World Baroque.
“I am honored to have my service thus far recognized and I am humbled to be in the company of so many dedicated and truly remarkable individuals,” says Taylor on his appointment.