Get to know Kimberly
What are you doing in school?
"I graduated from Washington College last spring and am currently working in the DC area in Geographic Information Systems, trying to make my way in the universe."
How long have you been singing in choirs?
"Since my sophomore year of high school, so eight-ish years?"
What is your favorite musical memory?
"All-State 2015, when I met the original Singy Thingy members and we all got snowed into the hotel before dress rehearsal." (For some context, the "Singy Thingy" was the first edition of Lux, when it was still a just a recording project.)
Do you have any special talents or interests outside of music?
"I love studying primates as a subcategory of anthropology! I also love looking at a good map and taking a good nap."
Who is your favorite composer?
"Eric Whitacre got me into choral music in the first place, with Sainte-Chapelle and When David Heard. I’m in a bit of a Bruckner phase right now, though."
Who's your favorite non-classical musical artist?
"How can I pick just one? I'm enjoying some Hozier and some Lizzo, to be on opposite sides of the pop spectrum"
What song have you not been able to stop listening to?
"I listen to Juice by Lizzo at least once a day. It's such an anthem of self love and I love the pep"
Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?
"Absolutely neither. We live in a society and societies have rules."
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
"I’m an early morning person. I wake up beautifully between five and six thirty AM, but I never do that, so I’m always grumpy when I actually get up."
If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
"I would love to talk to Carrie Fisher. I feel like she’d have a lot to teach me and we’d get along well!"
What's your favorite thing about singing in Lux?
“That first rehearsal of a new season, when we run through each of the songs for the first time. It always gives me goosebumps to hear our voices come together. You can just hear how much we love to do this, to just make music and beauty because we possess the ability. It's really really moving."
What’s your favorite song you've sung with Lux?
“[Eric Whitacre’s] Sainte-Chapelle, hands down. It's been with Lux from my first season and it just continues to get better every time I hear it."
What's the most interesting fact about you?
"I ate a cricket once. Not my finest hour, but I learned that crickets are an excellent and sustainable source of protein and would recommend cricket tacos or cricket flour! They’re not bad at all."
Kimberly Parr is a recent graduate from Washington College, where she studied Anthropology/Primatology and Geographic Information Systems. She is currently living and working in the DC area. Kim joined Lux for their summer 2015 season - the first time Lux sang mixed rep together. In high school, Kim sang with the Maryland All-State Choir for three years and sang with NAfME's All-National Choir in Nashville in the Fall of 2014. When not singing in Lux, Kim can be found at the Chestertown Docks or, more likely, sneaking naps in unusual places.
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