Mendelt Hoekstra

Executive & Artistic Director

Mendelt Hoekstra was born and raised in St. Catharines, Ontario. He is the founder and creator of Momentum Choir, being our Executive & Artistic Director since Momentum’s inception in 2007. 

Mendelt has performed for a wide array of audiences since he was six years old.  He studied Music and Theory at Redeemer College University in Ancaster, Ontario and Music Therapy at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Mendelt has an extensive background as a Music Therapist working with adults with disabilities most of his life. In 2016, Mendelt was honoured with the YMCA Niagara’s prestigious Peace Medallion an award that celebrates people and organizations that promote peace and peace driven initiatives in their local community. 

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