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Chorus Staff
holmes Rebecca Patterson
Chorus Director

Chorus Director Rebecca Patterson brings more than thirty years of professional experience to her work with the Chicago Bar Association Chorus. As a soprano soloist, she has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Music of the Baroque, and regional orchestras. In operatic performances she has portrayed such diverse characters as Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Musetta in La Bohème, and Amahl in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors.

As a choral musician, Rebecca has experience as both singer and conductor. As a chorister she sang with The Chicago Symphony Chorus under Margaret Hillis and the Grant Park Festival Chorus. In 2006 Rebecca led the CBA 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, Poulenc’s Gloria, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Bruckner’s Te Deum.

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Janet Eckhardt
Rehearsal Accompanist

Well known among Chicago’s choral singers, Janet Eckhardt has served as accompanist for numerous professional and community choral groups and church and synagogue choirs. Currently an adjunct faculty member at North Park University, Janet also serves as staff accompanist at Moody Bible Institute. Prior to her appointment at North Park, she taught piano at Seattle Pacific University. Janet is a graduate of North Park University and the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.