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Willamette University musicians to host Tour Homecoming Concert in #SalemOr – Jan. 23rd (rescheduled from Jan. 7th)

Choir Tour Homecoming Concert

Willamette University musicians to host Tour Homecoming Concert in Hudson Hall

January 21, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Willamette University’s Hudson Hall
900 State St.
Salem, Oregon

(Note: This concert previously scheduled for Jan. 7th and cancelled due to weather, has been rescheduled to this Jan. 21st date!)

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers are under the direction of Wallace Long.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The West Salem High School choir, under the direction of Kimberly McConnell will also perform in the classical portion of the concert.

The concert will open with a vocal jazz performance by the Willamette Singers, followed by the high school choirs. It will close with the Willamette Chamber Choir.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: William Mathias’ “Let the People Praise Thee, O God” which was composed for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981, “Gloria” by Javier Busto which has cluster chords that slide by whole steps and “Speak of Peace” by Allan Robert Petker which calls for Peace in our time. The Willamette Singers, vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including: “First Train Home” by Imogen Heap, “It’s Sandman” by Count Basie, “Kaliedoscope Heart” by Sara Bareilles and Justin Bieber’s, “Roller Coaster”.

The Willamette Chamber Choir is a 44-voice ensemble that performs throughout the Northwest. Their latest CD, “Stars,” is a compilation of the choir’s best recordings from 2010-2015, and it was released in the fall of 2015. The Willamette Chamber Choir performed at the Northwest Regional Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Seattle in March of 2012.

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’20th CD, “Green Garden,” was released in the fall of 2016. 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, and again in 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.

Admission is free of charge. No ticket is required. Donations are welcome.


Doors open either 45 or 30 minutes prior. Hudson Hall, Rogers Music Center.

WU Campus – Rogers Music Center – Hudson Concert Hall
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
503-370-6300

Contact Information:
Diane P Trevett-Sedoruk
dtrevett@willamette.edu
(503) 370-6687

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