Japanese-Canadian soprano Ai Tsuda Horton is praised for her pure, crystalline tone and versatility. She appeared as the second Alms Sister in Pacific Opera Victoria’s production of Il Trittico and was the soprano soloist for Bach on the Rock’s performances of Händel’s Messiah in both 2017 and 2018. Her varied concert repertoire includes the arias of Vivaldi and Mozart, traditional Japanese Minyo, and Luciano Berio’s sound documentary: A-Ronne for eight amplified voices. Ai holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Secondary Music Education and Voice from the University of Victoria, and aims to create community and belonging through shared musical experience as both a performer and an educator. She is also an active member of the Girl Guides of Canada, mentoring a spirited group of Brownies (girls aged 7-9) among whom she is known as “Acorn Owl”.