Eldon McBride received his early music training in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He completed an ARCT degree in piano performance in 1982 and a Bachelor of Sacred Music degree at Canadian Bible College in 1986.
After settling in Toronto, he served as a vocal accompanist for the Calbes Voice Studio, Director of Music Ministries at Rexdale Alliance Church, Music Director of the worship-leading choir, Celebration of Praise, and Personal Assistant to Canadian operatic tenor, Ben Heppner.
He performed frequently on national radio and television and in concert with Ben Heppner, Gary Relyea, Mark Dubois and Eleanor Calbes.
In 2008, Eldon relocated to Surrey, BC where he ministered for eight years as the Associate Worship & Arts Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church.
He is currently serving as the choir accompanist and service pianist at Clearbrook Mennonite Brethren Church in Abbotsford, and as the Music Director for two local community choirs: the Jubilate Vocal Ensemble in Vancouver, and Frontline Voices in Surrey.
Jubilate members are a diverse group of strong singers, including professional and amateur musicians, music teachers, composers, and conductors. We share a love for choral music and a commitment to highlighting the work of talented Canadian composers.
Barbra Allen Bradshaw