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DeReau K. Farrar

DeReau is the director of music at First Unitarian Church of Portland, artistic director for Portland's queer and allied youth choir, Bridging Voices, and president of the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries. Additionally, he sings with Resonance Ensemble and served on its Artistic Advisory Team for the 2022 premiere of Damien Geter's An African American Requiem with the Oregon Symphony. DeReau was the musical director for the 2022 Portland Revels spring production of Un Pajarito Canto and, prior to moving to Portland in 2016, was a music director in Los Angeles, where he worked with A Noise Within (The Threepenny Opera, A Christmas Carol), DC6 Singers (SxSW, Jessye Norman’s Stand Up Straight and Sing! Tour, Sundance, Norman Lear, Jerry Kohl), Monkeypaw Productions (Get Out), HBO (All the Way), Selah Gospel Choir (Coachella, RuPaul’s DragCon), University of California Los Angeles (The First Lady), California State University Los Angeles (A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum), The Verdi Chorus, The RED Stamp (The Wiz, Ragtime, Songs for a New World), MUSE/IQUE Symphony Orchestra, and others.

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Choir Boy Music Director

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