Section Leaders

Elizabeth McIntire, Soloist at First Parish in BrooklineElizabeth McIntire, Soprano, graduated with her M.M. in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory in May 2008. She received her B.A. in Theatre from Smith College and spent a year studying acting at the British American Drama Academy. Elizabeth has been seen onstage as Second Woodsprite in The Diva Day Foundation's Rusalka, Hero in NEC's Egisto, Meg in Intermezzo Opera Festival's Falstaff, and Ms. Lavender-Gas in NEC Outreach's Help! Help! The Globolinks! She is the Outreach Chair of the Diva Day Foundation. Elizabeth is a Brain Integration practitioner at WholeBody Solutions in Quincy, MA and also has a private practice doing Brain Integration in Jamaica Plain.

Oriana Dunlop, Soloist at First Parish in BrooklineOriana Dunlop, Alto, is a regular in the Boston opera scene and has performed with the Boston Opera Collaborative, Opera del West, MetroWest Opera, and Lowell House Opera. In March of 2013, she sang the heartbreaking role of Mrs Patrick De Rocher in the New England debut of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking. Other roles in Boston include Hyppolita (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Mercedes (Carmen), Cecilia March (Little Women), Dog and Innkeeper’s Wife (The Cunning Little Vixen), and Carmen (Carmen). A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Ms. Dunlop completed a Bachelor of Music in Voice at the University of Western Ontario, studying with Kevin McMillan. She then relocated to Boston to complete a Master of Music and Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance and Opera at the New England Conservatory under the guidance of Karen Holvik.

Adrian Jones, Soloist at First Parish in BrooklineTenor Adrian Jones has been with First Parish in Brookline since 2008. Since moving to Boston in 2007, Adrian has been seen on stage and in concert with many companies in the area, including Opera Boston, Boston Opera Collaborative, Commonwealth Opera, NEC Opera Theatre, Opera Providence, and Choral Art Society of the South Shore. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Otterbein College and a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory.

Joshua Dixon, Soloist at First Parish in BrooklineJoshua Dixon, Baritone, is currently pursuing his Master of Music in Voice Performance at Boston University under the tutelage of Dr. Lynn Eustis. At Boston University, Joshua has appeared in opera scene study as Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette and as Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro. He also sang in a concert performance of Purcell's King Arthur as Grimbald. In 2014, Joshua was a young artist with the Franco-American Vocal Academy, where he performed the role of Agamemnon in Offenbach's La Belle Hélène and also a featured recitalist in Thiviers, Lanouaille, Périgueux, Génis, and Paris, France. Joshua has also performed with Opera Columbus and was an active member of Otterbein Opera Theatre, where he graduated with his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance in 2013. Prior to joining First Parish in Brookline in 2016, Joshua had been a staff singer with Saint Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, Ohio, New Albany Presbyterian Church in New Albany, Ohio, and St. Paul's Catholic Church in Portsmouth, Virginia. He has been heard as a soloist in Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Vesperae solemne di confessore, and Mozart's Spätzenmesse. Joshua is currently a private voice and piano teacher located in Boston, Massachusetts, and also works for Boston University's Tanglewood Institute.

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