• Willamette Singers

    The Willamette Singers

    Vocal jazz ensemble

  • Willamette Chamber Choir

    Chamber Choir

    Willamette's 44-voice ensemble

2020 Winter Choir Tour

The Willamette University Music Department is proud to present our annual Winter Choir Tour.

Performances will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied, by the Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers. 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.

Winter Tour Dates

We will be on the road January 11–19, 2020, and hope to see you at one of our concert locations listed below. 

Chamber Choir 

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 Portland in March of 2018, and is performing in 2020 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene.

The chamber choir performance will include “Ave Maris Stella” by Mark Thomas, “Sanctus” by Frank Martin, “Cloudburst” by Eric Whitacre, and “Baba Yetu” by Christopher Tin. 

Willamette Singers

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ 23rd CD, “Black Magic” was released in the fall of 2019. 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. They are performing for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020. DownBeat Magazine selected the Singers as the Best Large Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation for three of the last six years. 

The Willamette Singers will perform selections including “What a Fool Believes” by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins,  “Almost Like Being in Love” by Lerner and Lowe, “Harold’s House of Jazz” by Richie Cole and David Lahm, and “Well Loved” by Becca Stevens.

Admission & Parking

Admission is free of charge, but a goodwill offering is welcome at the end of the concert. Free parking is available at each location.

Tour Kick-Off Concert

Willamette University, Hudson Hall

900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: 7 p.m.

Performance:

Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers with McKay High School and Central High School.

Willamette Choir members from the Salem area:

Nicholas Costa, Olga Valdes, Forrest Deters, Ariana Pippert, Daniel King, Aubrey Harris, Amina Nelson, Frances Komoda, Meredith Pinkerton, David Nikkah, Alexander Knorr, and Connor Boring-Mackie.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

1444 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR 97302

Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time:
10 a.m.

Church Service:

Chamber Choir

Willamette Choir members from the Salem area:

Nicholas Costa, Olga Valdes, Forrest Deters, Ariana Pippert, Daniel King, Aubrey Harris, Amina Nelson, Frances Komoda, Meredith Pinkerton, David Nikkah, Alexander Knorr, and Connor Boring-Mackie.

Astoria High School

1001 W. Marine Drive #5829
Astoria, OR 97103

Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Time:
7:30 p.m.

Performance:

Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers with Astoria High School, St. Helens High School, and Seaside High School.

Willamette Choir members from the Astoria area:

Hayden Weitzel and Thomas Carpenter.

Skyview High School

1300 NW 139th Street
Vancouver, WA 98685

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Time:
10:30 a.m.

Performance:

 Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers with Skyview High School.

Hermiston High School

600 S 1st Street
Hermiston, OR 97838

Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Time:
7:30 p.m.

Performance:

Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers with Hermiston High School and McLoughlin High School.

Nyssa High School

824 Adrian Boulevard
Nyssa, OR 97913

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time:
12:30 p.m.

Performance:

Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers with Nyssa High School.

Capital High School

8055 W. Goddard Road
Boise, ID 83704

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time:
7:30 p.m.

Performance:

Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers with Capital High School.

Mountain View High School

2755 NE 27th Street
Bend, OR 97701

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Time:
7 p.m.

Performance:

Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers with Mountain View High School, Summit High School, and Bend High School.

Marshfield High School

South 10th & Ingersoll Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
Time:
7:30 p.m.

Performance:

Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers with Marshfield High School and North Bend High School.

Churchill High School

1850 Bailey Hill Road
Eugene, OR 97405

Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time:
7:30 p.m.

Performance:

Chamber Choir/Willamette Singers with Churchill High School.

Oregon Music Educators Association State Conference

University of Oregon, Beall Hall

961 East 18th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97403

Chamber Choir:

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 4:30 p.m.

Willamette Singers:

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.


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