Concert to Benefit Chamber Choir Effort

The New Music Series presents Hector Olivera and the Willamette University Chamber Choir in concert Thursday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m. in Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Willamette University.

Tickets are $20 and $12. For ticket information, call 503-370-6255. Concert proceeds will benefit the Willamette University Chamber Choir's efforts to fund a concert tour to South Africa.

Hector Olivera was a church organist in his native Argentina at age 5. He entered the Buenos Aires Conservatory at age 6 and the University of Buenos Aires at age 12. He then received a scholarship to the Julliard School of Music in New York. He had performed more than 300 concerts by age 18.

He has performed in Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Hall, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris; London's Albert Hall and for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.