Dolores Scott - Alto
Dolores Scott is thrilled to return to the world of choral music, having previously sung with the Vancouver Chorale, National Youth Choir and Vancouver Community College's Madrigal Singers - all conducted by Jon Washburn!
Since then, she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Music from Western Washington University and her Master's degree in Music in opera studies from State University of New York at Binghamton, where she also taught voice and was a resident artist at Tri Cities Opera. Her experiences in opera include doing such roles as Musetta in La Boheme (Tri Cities Opera), Josephine in HMS Pinafore (TCO), Rosina in Barber of Seville (Burnaby Lyric Opera), and Pamina in The Magic Flute (WWU); these being her favourites of many.
She has been critically acclaimed for giving performances with freshness, fun, clarity and impressive dramatic presence by theIthaca Journal and the Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin. To that list, Opera Canada has added the words, "vigor and style". In her first role as Pamina she was noted as "lyrical and artful", by the Seattle Times, "charming and graceful" by the Bellingham Herald
She has made solo appearances with the Binghamton Symphony Orchestra, the Oneonta Symphony, the Vancouver Bach Choir, Sinfonia of the North Shore, Burnaby Symphony Orchestra, and the Kelowna Canada Day Orchestra. She has toured throughout Hungary and Germany as a soloist with several early music ensembles and choirs. In addition to singing with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Dolores has also sung with the Vancouver Opera Chorus, and continues to make solo appearances in recital and concert. Her group, Sheando Ensemble, whose introductory concert opened the Mostly Mozart Festival in Kelowna in 2004, is active in providing concerts in her home community of Surrey, where she also keeps a very busy teaching studio.
Since joining the choir, Dolores has found the experience to be an exceptionally satisfying challenge. She holds true admiration for the high musical standards of her fellow singers and is consistently inspired by the choir's repertoire, which she feels privileged to sing.