Willamette musicians tour Oregon, Washington and Idaho

by Wallace Long,

Salem, Oregon: Jan. 11, 7 p.m. and Jan. 12, 10 a.m.

Astoria, Oregon: Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver, Washington: Jan. 13, 2020, 10:30 a.m.

Hermiston, Oregon: Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Nyssa, Oregon: Jan. 14, 12:30 p.m.

Boise, Idaho: Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Bend, Oregon: Jan. 15, 2020, 7 p.m.

Coos Bay, Oregon: Jan. 16, 7:30 p.m.

 

Salem, Oregon
Jan. 11, 2020, 7 p.m.
Willamette University’s Hudson Hall

Willamette University musicians to host tour kick-off concert in Hudson Hall

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at Willamette University’s Hudson Hall, 900 State St., Salem, Oregon.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The McKay High School choir, under the direction of Peter Sepulveda and the Central High School choir, under the direction of Jeff Witt, 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 concert is free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

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. The Willamette Singers, our vocal jazz ensemble, 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.

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 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020.

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, and is 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.

Willamette Choir members from the Salem area include: 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.

Salem, Oregon
Jan. 12, 2020, 10 a.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Willamette University musicians to perform at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

The Willamette University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Wallace Long, will provide music for the 10:00am church service Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1444 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR 97302.
The worship service is open to the public and guests are encouraged to attend. The performance is offered as part of Willamette’s Winter Choir Tour through Oregon and Idaho.

The chamber choir performance will include “Ave Maris Stella” by Mark Thomas, “Sanctus” by Frank Martin, “Cloudburst” by Eric Whitacre, “Baba Yetu” by Christopher Tin and a lovely setting of “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” for voices and handbells.

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 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020.

Willamette Choir members from the Salem area include: 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, Oregon
Jan. 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Astoria High School

Willamette University musicians to perform at Astoria High School

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at Astoria High School, 1001 W. Marine Dr., Astoria, OR 97103.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Astoria High School choir, directed by Matt Pierce, the Seaside High School choir directed by Kimber Parker and the St. Helens High school choir, directed by Eric Stearns 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 concert is free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

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. The Willamette Singers, our vocal jazz ensemble, 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.

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 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020.

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, and is 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.

Willamette Choir members from the Astoria area include: Hayden Weitzel and Thomas Carpenter.

Vancouver, Washington
Jan. 13, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
Skyview High School


Willamette University musicians to perform at Skyview High School

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at 10:30a at Skyview High School, 1300 NW 139th St., Vancouver, WA 98685.

Choirs from Skyview High School, directed by Philip Denton 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. Please contact the Skyview High School Office of the Principal to obtain admission to the concert.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied.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. The Willamette Singers, our vocal jazz ensemble, 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.

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 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020.

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, and is 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.

5. Hermiston, OR. Monday, January 13, 2020, 7:30p

Willamette University musicians to perform at Hermiston High School

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at 7:30p at Hermiston High School, 600 S 1st St., Hermiston, OR 97838.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Hermiston High School choir, directed by Jordan Bemrose, and the McLoughlin High school choir, directed by Melissa Cunnington 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 concert is free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

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. The Willamette Singers, our vocal jazz ensemble, 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.

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 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020.

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, and is 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.

6. Nyssa, OR. Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

Willamette University musicians to perform at the Nyssa High School

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, 12:30 p.m. at Nyssa High School, 824 Adrian Blvd., Nyssa, OR 97913.

Choirs from Nyssa High School, directed by Dr. Gretchen Longwell 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. Please contact the Nyssa High School Office of the Principal to obtain admission to the concert.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied.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. The Willamette Singers, our vocal jazz ensemble, 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.

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 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020.

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, and is 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.

7. Boise, ID. Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Willamette University musicians to perform at Capital High School

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, 7:30 p.m. at Capital High School, 8055 W. Goddard R., Boise, ID 83704.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. Capital High School choirs, directed by Willamette graduate, Joie Cariaga will also perform in the concert. The concert will open with a vocal jazz performance by the vocal jazz choir from Capital, followed the Willamette Singers vocal jazz ensemble, followed by the Capital Varsity Choir. It will close with the Willamette Chamber Choir. The concert is free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

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. The Willamette Singers, our vocal jazz ensemble, 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.

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 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020.

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, and is 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.

8. Bend, OR. Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

Willamette University musicians to perform at Mountain View High School 

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, 7:00 p.m. at Mountain View High School, 2755 NE 27th St., Bend, OR, 97701.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Mountain View High School choir, directed by Susan Evans, the Summit High School choir directed by Melissa Jacot and the Bend High school choir, directed by Luke MacSween will also perform in the classical portion of the concert. The concert is free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

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. The Willamette Singers, our vocal jazz ensemble, 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.

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 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020.

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, and is 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.

9. Coos Bay, OR. Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Willamette University musicians to perform at Marshfield High School

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, 7:30 p.m. at Marshfield High School, S. 10th & Ingersoll St., Coos Bay, OR 97420.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Marshfield High School choir, directed by Gaylene Adamson and the North Bend High school choir, directed by Ken Graber will also perform in the classical portion of the concert. The concert is free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

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. The Willamette Singers, our vocal jazz ensemble, 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.

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 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020.

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, and is 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.

10. Eugene, OR. Friday, January 17, 2020, 7:30p

Willamette University musicians to perform at First Christian Church.

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St., Eugene, OR 97401.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Sheldon High School choir, directed by Nancy Anderson and the Churchill High School choir directed by Jacob Steinberger will also perform in the classical portion of the concert. The concert is free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

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. The Willamette Singers, our vocal jazz ensemble, 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.

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 for the Oregon Music Educators Association Conference in Eugene, 2020.

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, and is 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.

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