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Choir Tour Homecoming Concert 2016
Start Date: 1/23/2016Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 1/23/2016End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description

The Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers enjoyed a wonderful Winter Tour that included performances in Montana, Idaho and Washington.  The chance for Salem audiences to see the Tour performance will be at our Homecoming Concert on Saturday, January 23 at 7p in Hudson Hall.  Please come enjoy our ensembles in top form after 10 performances on the road!

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both A cappella and accompanied.  The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: Angels From the Realms of Glory by Henry T. Smart, A few selections from G.F. Handel’s ,“the Messiah”, O Nata Lux by David Dickau, Hodie Christus Natus Est! by Rene Clausen and a special piece featuring tuned wine glasses, titled Stars by Erik Esenavalds. The Willamette Singers will perform selections including:  Fly Me to the Moon by Bart Howard, Landed by Ben Folds, Softly, As In a Morning Sunrise by Sigmund Romberg, and even SEAL’s Kiss From a Rose.

The Willamette Chamber Choir is a 42-voice ensemble that performs throughout the Northwest. Their latest CD “Stars” is a compilation of the choir’s best recordings from year 2010-2015, and was released fall of 2015.  The Willamette Chamber Choir performed at the Northwest Regional Convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Seattle in March of 2012.

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ nineteenth CD, “Magnolia” was released fall of 2015. The Willamette Singers performed at the National Convention of the ACDA in Dallas, Texas in March of 2013 and at the Northwest Regional Convention of ACDA in Seattle in March of 2014.  DownBeat Magazine selected the Singers as the Best Large Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation for two consecutive years, first in 2013-2014, as well as 2014-2015. Both groups have recently performed at regional, national and international conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference, the Oregon Music Educators Association and the International Association of Jazz Educators.

The concert is free of charge and donations are gratefully accepted.  CD’s will also be for sale in the lobby after the performance.  For further information contact the Music Office at 503-370-6255 or email music-info@willamette.edu.

Location Information:
*WU Campus

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem 97301
Phone: (503) 370-6255

*WU Campus - Rogers Music Center  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem 97301
Phone: (503) 370-6255
Room: Hudson Concert Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Diane
Phone: 503-370-6687
Email: dtrevett@willamette.edu
Chamber Choir
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Admission / Ticket Info:
The concert is free of charge and donations are gratefully accepted. CD’s will also be for sale in the lobby after the performance. For further information contact the Music Office at 503-370-6255 or email music-info@willamette.edu.

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