I believe that that music is a crucial, vibrant and healing part of community life and that everyone’s voice deserves to be heard.
Becca is conductor emerita of the 70-voice Echo Women’s Choir which she co-founded in 1991. Echo is dedicated to building a strong, varied and vibrant culture through singing music from various folk traditions, by contemporary Canadian composers and by women composers and celebrates diversity in its music and members. Becca was also music director at the Church of the Holy Trinity in downtown Toronto for twenty years where she led the community’s music-making with her singing; by playing the organ, piano, trumpet and kanjira; and by leading the choir. She also directed Chapel at Emmanuel College and led the Toronto School of Theology Choir in the University of Toronto. She has worked in the trade union movement to develop leadership through choral singing, especially with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees (H.E.R.E.) Union Local 75 Choir. Becca has worked as a freelance choral and workshop leader, coach, consultant and accompanist and has learned and taught village music of many different harmonic traditions from around the world.