Pacificaires & Cedar Center Chorus
Dr. Edwin L. Basilio (Ed) has directed choirs in both secular and sacred settings for over 40 years. Under his direction The Red Robe Choir (Grossmont High School) and the Choral Scholars (University of San Diego) have undertaken over 40 international concert tours and have performed in the major cathedrals and universities of Italy, Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, England, Scotland, Ireland, the Soviet Union, Russia, Sweden and Spain. He holds a degree in Piano Performance, an MA in Choral Conducting, and a doctorate in Education. In addition to directing choirs at the collegiate level, he has taught graduate level Conducting and Choral Literature at both USD and SDSU, and graduate level Ethics at Chapman University.
He has conducted and prepared over 20 major choral works with orchestras and has prepared music from all historical periods. Dr. Basilio is among the first choral directors to include multi-cultural/World music in his programming.
He and his wife, Rebecca (also an accomplished choral director) have lived in San Diego since 1986. They have two children (Meghan and Gavin) and two grandchildren (Ace & Kai). All reside in San Diego.
Woodrow Cobb (Bill) has performed in opera, musical theatre, classical choral music, and as a folksinger. He is an award-winning youth theatre teacher, having been given the County Dept. of Education's Bravissimo Award, and Disney's Inspiring Brilliance Award. He retired from San Diego Unified in 2017, after 12 years at Loma Portal Elementary and 16 years at Dana Middle school.