Chicago native Rebecca Russcher keeps a busy performing schedule throughout West Michigan. In 2015, she sang the role of La Badessa in Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” with the West Michigan Opera Project, was a soloist in Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” at Hope College, performed at Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, and in December made her eighth appearance as alto soloist in Handel’s “Messiah” with the Zeeland Civic Chorus. More recently, Rebecca sang on West Michigan Opera Project’s Drama Queens concerts in February and May, performed in Opera Grand Rapids Chorus in Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice”, and sang with the Citadel Symphony Chorus in Orff’s “Carmina Burana” as performed by the South Bend Symphony. Rebecca has been a featured soloist with the Evangelical Choral Society, and sung principal roles with the West Michigan Savoyards in Gilbert and Sullivan productions. Offstage, she is enjoying teaching the next generation of singers at the Dance Asylum School of Music and Dance in Saugatuck. Rebecca is grateful to God for the gift of song, and is deeply appreciative of Nicholas Loren’s vocal guidance and friendship.