Silas Chinsen

“A musician and composer well-versed in multiple genres and instruments - Silas performed a very unique concert for our Guitar Society; full of expressive gesture and virtuosity,  engaging audiences from various demographic backgrounds and musical interests."  Pat Feely, Artistic Director of the Guitar Society of Brantford and Music Faculty at McMaster University and University of Western Ontario
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Silas Chinsen is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and arranger based in Guelph, Ontario. He holds a M.Mus and B.Mus  in classical guitar and voice performance, and has work featured on Naxos Records. Silas creates music for choirs, solo guitar,  indie/neo-soul  projects, scores for audio-visual collaborations, and is the 2022 Guelph Artist in Residence. He has performed as a soloist at venues such as the Scotiabank Arena, the Shaw Centre, and the Rideau Club. 

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Discography

2022 | Reshaping Ruins | Choral Composition | Guelph Artist in Resdience | Guelph, ON

2022 | Carved From Stone | Music and Animation Collaboration | Guelph Arts Council | Guelph, ON

 

2022 | Elements Musical and Visual Arts Collaboration | Caledon, ON

 

2022 | Silent Night | Choral Arrangement  The Edison Singers | Naxos Recording | Guelph, ON

2022 | Auld Lang Syne | Choral Arrangement, Recording, and Production | The Edison Singers | Virtual Choir | Guelph, ON

 

2021 | “In Kahoots” Commercial | Score and Recording| Brothers Brewery, Bumaroo and Otherwise Studios | Guelph, ON

 

2021 | “T-Shirt World” Commercial | Score and Recording | Double Dipped | Guelph, ON


2021 | “New GAC Website” Commercial | Score and Recording | Guelph Arts Council

 

2020 | Community Christmas Carol | Arrangement and Recording | Otherwise Studios Community Artist Feature | Guelph, ON

 

2020 | Gusts | Musical and Visual Arts Collaboration | Guelph Emerging Artist Program | Guelph, ON

2020 | Dark Portraits | Musical and Visual Arts Collaboration | Guelph Emerging Artist Program | Guelph, ON

 

2020 | Quintle | Musical and Visual Arts Collaboration | Guelph Emerging Artist Program | Guelph, ON

 

2020 | Gusts | Musical and Video Collaboration | Guelph Emerging Artist Program | Guelph, ON

 

2020 | Never Know | Guelph, ON

 

2020  | Cede | Musical and Visual Arts Collaboration | Co-create Artist Residency, Guelph, ON

 

2019 | One Small (Mis)Step | Full Length Musical Theatre Production

 

2019 | Different Expectations | Solo Classical Guitar | Montreal, QC

 

2019 | When You’re Away | Montreal, QC