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.

JoAnna Pope, Soloist at First Parish in BrooklineJoAnna Pope, Mezzo-Soprano, is a second year Master of Music student studying Vocal Performance under the tutelage of Penelope Bitzas at Boston University. Ms. Pope was recently seen as Elizabeth Brigmann in Griffin Candey’s Sweets by Kate in the 2017 Boston University Fall Fringe Festival. She had her debut role with the Boston University Opera Institute as Mrs. Bass in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline in spring 2017. JoAnna sang select scenes from Hänsel und Gretel and Carmen as Hänsel and Mércèdes this past summer 2017 with New England Opera Intensive under the direction of Sondra Kelly. JoAnna recently graduated magna cum laude from Mississippi College with her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance where she studied with Dr. Kristen Johnson Gunn. Past Mississippi College productions include: Die Fledermaus (Prince Orlofsky), Into the Woods (Rapunzel), South Pacific (Lead Nurse), Les Misérables (Factory Girl), and The Old Maid and the Thief (Miss Pinkerton).

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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