About Us

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. The chorus presents three full-length concerts each season and performs at community outreach events throughout the year.

Aurora Chorus' 20th birthday video

To inspire and reflect the universal yearning for peace by giving voice to women.

Powerful women singing peace.

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Aurora Chorus celebrates and respects diversity. Read our non-discrimination policy.