2014 Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers Winter 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.