The winner of the 2020 Qennefer Browne Achievement award, Roy Menagh has made an outstanding contribution to culture in Orillia. He has been behind of, and in front of, many things in the arts community, notably as conductor of the Orillia Vocal Ensemble which has raised tens of thousands of dollars for area charities.
Menagh’s passion for music has taken him many places over the years. He directed his first choir at age 19 in Toronto. While in university, he was a member of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir “and got the bug.”
The past 55 years have seen him involved with music projects everywhere from Toronto and Uxbridge to Northwest Territories and Prince Edward Island.