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Thank you for a wonderful 27th season!
Thank you to everyone who shared in our music at Look Out as Aurora closed out her 27th season with an impassioned plea to hear the voices of the land and preserve our only home Mother Earth. We sang of planting a tiny tree to grow in beauty to shame the face of greed, of reveling in tall trees, of mourning children crying at the border, and of hearing Earth’s spirit singing our name. We celebrated the west coast premiere of Joan Szymko’s setting of Wendell Berry’s Look Out as we invited you to say YES! to the air, the earth, the trees, the birds, the children.
Congratulations and gratitude to artistic director Joan Szymko on completing her 25th season with Aurora Chorus! Joan's contributions to Aurora as well as to the body of women's choral repertoire sung around the globe are immeasurable.
We were also proud to share the stage with Humanis, as well as to welcome several local organizations (350PDX, BottleDrop, Northwest VEG, Oregon Environmental Council - learn more about them here) with shared visions of protecting our Earth. Thank you as well to author Penny McDonald for sharing her bilingual book "We share our world...."
We look forward to seeing you on December 14 & 15 for our winter concerts!
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. Directed by renowned choral composer Joan Szymko, Aurora Chorus is comprised of more than 90 singers from the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Learn more.