2014 Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers Winter Tour

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, directed by Wallace Long, will present a concert of choral music and vocal jazz as part of our 2014 Winter Choir Tour.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both A cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: Festival Te Deum by Benjamin Britten; Cantata #61: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland by J. S. Bach, and Ave Maris Stella by Mark Thomas. The Willamette Singers will perform selections including: Hey Jude by John Lennon and Paul McCartney; Aha! by Imogen Heap; and, Oh, Lady Be Good by Darmon Meador.

About the Groups

The Willamette Chamber Choir is a 49-voice ensemble that performs throughout the Northwest. Archbishop Desmond Tutu invited the choir to perform in South Africa in 2004, and music from their South African tour is featured on their fifth CD, “Thula Sizwe: A Celebration of Hope.”  Their latest CD “The New Moon” is a compilation of recordings from 2006-2010 and was released in the fall of 2010.

The Willamette Singers is a 16-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ seventeenth CD, “I’ll Sing for You,” was released in the fall of 2013.  The Willamette Singers performed at the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Dallas, Texas in March of 2013 and will perform at the Northwest Regional Convention of ACDA in Seattle in March of 2014.

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.


Tour Concert Schedule

Saturday, January 4, 2014
7:00 p.m.Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers
Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • 1624 NE Hancock St.
  • Portland, OR

Special Guest Performers:

  • Camas High School
  • West Linn High School

Choirs from Camas High School under the direction of Ethan Chessin and from West Linn under the directon of Barb Fontana  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 groups and the Willamette Chamber Choir. The concert is open to the public and free, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

Willamette Chamber Choir members Alec Chase, Oliver Muggli, Joellen Sweeney, Maddy Ross, Lisa Wang, from Portland will be performing in the concert.

Sunday, January 5, 2014
7:00 p.m.Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers
Medford United Christian Church
  • 1801 E. Jackson St.
  • Medford, OR 97504

Special Guest Performers:

  • South Medford High School
  • Rogue Valley Youth Ensemble

Choirs from South Medford High School under the direction of Andrea Brock, and the Rogue Valley Youth Ensemble under the direction of Pam Norquist 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 groups and the Willamette Chamber Choir. The concert is open to the public and free, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

Willamette Chamber Choir members Grace Katmar, Molli Pritchard, Wade Pritchard and Rachel Warren from Medford will be performing in the concert.

Monday, January 6, 2014
7:30 p.m.Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers
Unity in Marin
  • 600 Palm Dr.
  • Novato, CA 94949

Special Guest Performers:

  • Marin School of the Arts

Choirs from the Marin School of the Arts under the direction of Willamette graduate, Stevie Greenwell will also perform in the concert.  The concert will open with a vocal jazz performance by the Willamette Singers followed by the high school groups and the Willamette Chamber Choir. The concert is open to the public and a $10 donation at the door is suggested.

Willamette Chamber Choir members Nick Newman, and Rick Jones from the Bay Area will be performing in the concert.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers
St. Gregory’s Catholic Church
  • 2715 Hacienda St.
  • San Mateo, CA 94403

Special Guest Performers: 

  • Sierra High School
  • Tri-School Choir
  • Woodside Priory School

Choirs from the Serra High School under the direction of Jay Jordan, the Tri-School Choir under the direction of Jay Jordan, Pam Matthews and Kristin Pfeifer and the Woodside Priory School under the direction of Tina Paulson 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 groups and the Willamette Chamber Choir. The concert is open to the public and free, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

Willamette Chamber Choir members Nick Newman, and Rick Jones from the Bay Area will be performing in the concert.

Thursday, January 9, 2014
7:00 p.m.Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers
Christ Episcopal Church
  • 15th and “H” Street
  • PO Box 86
  • Eureka, CA 95502

Special Guest Performers:

  • Arcata High School
  • Eureka High School

Choirs from Arcata High School under the direction of Carol Jocobson and Eureka High School under the direction of Charles Young 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 groups and the Willamette Chamber Choir. The concert is open to the public and free, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

Willamette Chamber Choir member Ryan Robie from Arcata will be performing in the concert.

Friday, January 10, 2014
7:00 p.m.Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers
Rose Theater, Roseburg High School
  • 400 West Harvard
  • Roseburg, OR 97470

Special Guest Performers:

  • Roseburg High School
  • Umpqua Community College

Choirs from Roseburg High School under the direction of  Dean Friesen and Umpqua Community College under the direction of Jason Heald 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 Umpqua Singers, Roseburg and the Willamette Chamber Choir. The concert is open to the public and free, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

Willamette Chamber Choir member Arielle Chasteen from Roseburg will be performing in the concert.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
7:00 p.m.Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers
Hudson Hall, Willamette University
  • 900 State St.
  • Salem, Oregon 97301

Tour Homecoming Concert

The concert will open with a vocal jazz performance by the Willamette Singers followed by the Willamette Chamber Choir. The concert is open to the public and free, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

Willamette Chamber Choir members Rudy Trevino, Alea Bellish, Matt Hatzenbihler, Matt Kenagy, Harris Long, Madison Hall from Salem will be performing in the concert.

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