The Foundations Chorus is a non-auditioned ensemble is for adults of any musical ability who would like to sing together in a supportive music community.
WHAT MAKES FOUNDATIONS CHORUS
DIFFERENT THAN SYMPHONIC CHORUS?
The Foundations Chorus is for those who wish to make quality music with a community of singers. Secondly, it provides a rehearsal pace that gives singers of varying abilities the time to learn repertoire and grow as musicians. And, finally, singers will learn fundamental musicianship tools to allow them to become confident and independent musicians.
Who directs the Foundations Chorus?
Our director of education Genvieve Spitale and artistic associate Kathryn Aaron direct the ensemble in each rehearsal. Rehearsals consist of not only time to sing but also time to learn some basic music fundamentals at a speed appropriate to the group assembled.
More about Kathryn Aaron
Ms. Aaron comes to the Chorus of Westerly with a solid background in vocal training, music education, choral singing, and conducting. Additionally, she has extensive experience working with youth and adult singers, professionals and volunteers, in many different types of choirs. During her professional tenure, Ms. Aaron has worked extensively with many Early Music and Baroque ensembles including Catacoustic Consort, Eudaimonia, Pomerium, and the American Baroque Orchestra. She has also shared the stage with many important conductors including Masaaki Suzuki, Simon Carrington, Helmut Rilling, and recently worked with Ian Watson and the Arcadia Players. Beyond her performance background, Ms. Aaron is true scholar and student of music. She holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins, the Jacob School of Music at Indiana University, and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale. Her professional conducting work as taken to her to churches and institutions across New England where she has had extensive experience teaching children and adult amateurs how to sing and read music, both in sacred and secular traditions.