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We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Parsons has accepted our offer to be the next Artistic Director of Aurora Chorus. Please Join us in Welcoming Rebecca to Aurora Chorus!
Rebecca Parsons is a choral director, composer, and pianist from Vancouver, Canada, who’s driven by a desire to cultivate thoughtful, collaborative, humanizing communities through great music. She’s currently completing her master’s degree in Choral Conducting at PSU, where she directs the Portland State Rose Choir and University Choir.
Before she moved to Portland, Rebecca devoted much of her career to community choirs for social change and accessibility through El Sistema and local organizations for adults with disabilities. In her years singing and working with Kokopelli Choirs in Edmonton, Alberta, Rebecca enjoyed regular collaboration with the University of Pretoria Youth Choir in South Africa, and toured Canada with the State House Girls Choir from Nairobi, Kenya, from which she developed a passion for oral traditions of music and for cross-cultural collaboration rooted in friendship and mutual respect.
As a composer, Rebecca is a regular collaborator with Canadian National Slam Poetry Champion Brandon Wint, with whom she’s had the pleasure of recording multiple albums, creating multimedia live shows, and publishing choral repertoire.
She is thankful to be here.
Welcome to Aurora Chorus, we are so excited to be singing together once again. The overarching goal is to bring us together safely for both singing and for the community.
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Who We Are
Since 1992, Aurora Chorus has honored the strength and beauty of women’s lives through the fine art of choral singing. Aurora was founded on the belief that music can be a powerful instrument of peace—locally, globally, and in the hearts of all who sing and all who listen. In an atmosphere of personal growth and cooperation, Aurora is proud to provide both novice and experienced singers with an unparalleled opportunity to expand and transform a love of singing into an understanding and appreciation of healthy vocal production, choral technique, musical expression, and musical literacy. Aurora Chorus is comprised of more than 90 singers from the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Learn more.