A lifelong Episcopalian, Rebecca Barrineau Taylor came to Church of the Ascension in 1985 to work with the Children’s Choirs. She became the Parish Organist in 1986 and began conducting The Ascension Choir in 1994. In 2020, she entered ‘semi-retirement,‘ but is still leading an active and vital music program at Ascension.
During a three-year hiatus from the Ascension (1997-2000), she earned a Master of Music Degree in Organ Performance and Choral Conducting at the University of Alabama, studying with Warren Hutton and Sandra Willetts. Her undergraduate degree is in Music Education from Florida State University.
Becky served as accompanist and, beginning in 2002, as the Artistic Director/Conductor of the Montgomery Chorale, retiring in 2014. She has been a member of the Association of Anglican Musicians since 2001. Other musical and artistic involvement has been with numerous local arts and civic organizations.
Becky is married to baritone Bill Taylor, who is a vital member of the Ascension Choir, and she has a son, Patrick Padgett, who is a musician. All three are avid golfers.