Fiona Blackburn to conduct Pacifica Singers

Fiona Blackburn

Pacifica Singers is a select vocal ensemble which exists as part of the Vancouver Chamber Choir organization. The ensemble will perform with Jon Washburn and the Vancouver Chamber Choir in three concerts this season and present two independent concerts with its new conductor, Fiona Blackburn.

Fiona’s eclectic musical career has included performing as a classically-trained soloist and recording artist, teaching voice, adjudicating festivals, conducting choirs, and educating in classrooms. From UBC, she earned her Bachelor of Music in voice performance, Bachelor of Education in secondary music, and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting.

As a professional singer, Fiona sang with the Vancouver Chamber Choir for over a decade, performed with Vancouver Opera for five seasons, and has recorded two of her own highly-regarded Celtic-fusion CDs. For 17 years as Artistic Director, she has inspired young singers in the 120-voice British Columbia Girls Choir. Her aim is to create an environment in which all singers may explore their full vocal potential while singing literature that is rich in history and poetry, and significant as choral masterpieces.