Tuesday, February 1, 2011

about REBECCA PATTERSON, CBASO chorus director

Choral director Rebecca Patterson brings thirty years of professional experience to her work with the Chicago Bar Association Chorus. In 2006 she led the Chorus in rehearsals for its performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Navy Pier. Since then, she has prepared the chorus for performances of Fauré's Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation and Poulenc’s Gloria. Shortly after the Chorus’s formation, Rebecca led the group in the National Anthem at a Chicago White Sox game. Before conducting at baseball games, Rebecca served as music director for various churches in the Chicago area. As a soprano soloist, she has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Music of the Baroque, and regional orchestras, and in operatic performances she has portrayed a wide variety of characters. Rebecca is a popular voice teacher and works with classical and musical theatre singers.

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