2017 Winter Choir Tour

Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers Winter Tour

Hudson Hall Performance

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Saturday, Jan. 7 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 McNary High School choir, under the direction of Josh Rist and the West Salem High School choir, under the direction of Kimberly McConnell, 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 performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: William Mathias’ “Let the People Praise Thee, O God” which was composed for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981, “Gloria” by Javier Busto which has cluster chords that slide by whole steps and “Speak of Peace” by Allan Robert Petker which calls for Peace in our time. The Willamette Singers, vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including: “First Train Home” by Imogen Heap, “It’s Sandman” by Count Basie, “Kaleidoscope Heart” by Sara Bareilles and Justin Bieber’s “Roller Coaster”.

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 Seattle in March of 2012.

Willamette Singers

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ 20th CD, “Green Garden,” was released in the fall of 2016. 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. DownBeat Magazine selected the Singers as the Best Large Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation for two consecutive years, first in 2013-2014, and again in 2014-2015.

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.

Willamette Chamber Choir members Aubrey Harris, Alexa Anderson, Collyn Johnson, Rie Tanabe, Olga Valdes, Zachary Duell, Joey Grimmell, Simon Keightley, Michael Watson, Evan Britton, and Brandon Miller, will be performing in the concert.

Schedule of Performances

Location: First United Methodist Church of Corvallis
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Wallace Long, will provide music for the church service on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 9:30 a.m., at First United Methodist Church of Corvallis, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330.

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 California.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: William Mathias’ “Let the People Praise Thee, O God” which was composed for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981, “Gloria” by Javier Busto which has cluster chords that slide by whole steps and “Speak of Peace” by Allan Robert Petker which calls for Peace in our time.

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 was released in the fall of 2015. The Willamette Chamber Choir performed at the Northwest Regional Convention of the American Choral Directors Association in Seattle in March of 2012.

Willamette Chamber Choir members Hannah Boyack from Monmouth and Monya Maleki from Eugene will be performing in the service.

Location: Medford Congregational United Church of Christ
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, at the Medford Congregational United Church of Christ: 1801 E. Jackson St., Medford, OR 97504.

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

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: William Mathias’ “Let the People Praise Thee, O God” which was composed for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981, “Gloria” by Javier Busto which has cluster chords that slide by whole steps and “Speak of Peace” by Allan Robert Petker which calls for Peace in our time. The Willamette Singers, vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including: “First Train Home” by Imogen Heap, “It’s Sandman” by Count Basie, “Kaleidoscope Heart” by Sara Bareilles and Justin Bieber’s “Roller Coaster”.

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 Seattle in March of 2012.

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ 20th CD, “Green Garden,” was released in the fall of 2016. 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. DownBeat Magazine selected the Singers as the Best Large Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation for two consecutive years, first in 2013-2014, and again in 2014-2015.

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.

Willamette Chamber Choir members Rachel Warren and Zach Ward from Medford will be performing in the concert.

Location: St. Gregory Catholic Church
Date: Monday, January 9, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Monday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m., at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 2715 Hacienda St., San Mateo, CA 94403

Choirs from Serra High School, under the direction of Jay Jordan, Mercy High School, under the direction of Pam Matthews and Mountain View High School under the direction of Jill Denny, 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 free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: William Mathias’ “Let the People Praise Thee, O God” which was composed for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981, “Gloria” by Javier Busto which has cluster chords that slide by whole steps and “Speak of Peace” by Allan Robert Petker which calls for Peace in our time. The Willamette Singers, vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including: “First Train Home” by Imogen Heap, “It’s Sandman” by Count Basie, “Kaleidoscope Heart” by Sara Bareilles and Justin Bieber’s “Roller Coaster”.

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 Seattle in March of 2012.

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ 20th CD, “Green Garden,” was released in the fall of 2016. 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. DownBeat Magazine selected the Singers as the Best Large Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation for two consecutive years, first in 2013-2014, and again in 2014-2015.

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.

Willamette Choir members Lizzie Borrego from Davis, Hannah Heumann from Los Gatos, Jacqueline Remmel from San Jose, Darren Fletcher from Oakland, and Stuart Suabe and Dexter Williams from Sacramento will be performing in the concert.

Location: Valencia High School
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., at Valencia High School, 27801 North Dickason Dr., Valencia, CA 91355.

Choirs from the Valencia High School, under the direction of Christine Tavares-Mocha, will also perform in the 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 free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: William Mathias’ “Let the People Praise Thee, O God” which was composed for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981, “Gloria” by Javier Busto which has cluster chords that slide by whole steps and “Speak of Peace” by Allan Robert Petker which calls for Peace in our time. The Willamette Singers, vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including: “First Train Home” by Imogen Heap, “It’s Sandman” by Count Basie, “Kaleidoscope Heart” by Sara Bareilles and Justin Bieber’s “Roller Coaster”.

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 Seattle in March of 2012.

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ 20th CD, “Green Garden,” was released in the fall of 2016. 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. DownBeat Magazine selected the Singers as the Best Large Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation for two consecutive years, first in 2013-2014, and again in 2014-2015.

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.

Willamette Choir members Noah Greenfield from Valencia, Katy Ohsiek from Pacific Grove and Ayana Bradley from Monterey will be performing in the concert.

Location: Campbell Hall School
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 9:30 a.m., at Campbell Hall School, 4533 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91607

The Concert Choir from Campbell Hall School, under the direction of Willamette Alum, Ben Enright, 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 group and the Willamette Chamber Choir. The concert is open to the public and free. Please contact the Campbell Hall principal for admission to the concert.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: William Mathias’ “Let the People Praise Thee, O God” which was composed for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981, “Gloria” by Javier Busto which has cluster chords that slide by whole steps and “Speak of Peace” by Allan Robert Petker which calls for Peace in our time. The Willamette Singers, vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including: “First Train Home” by Imogen Heap, “It’s Sandman” by Count Basie, “Kaleidoscope Heart” by Sara Bareilles and Justin Bieber’s “Roller Coaster”.

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 Seattle in March of 2012.

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ 20th CD, “Green Garden,” was released in the fall of 2016. 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. DownBeat Magazine selected the Singers as the Best Large Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation for two consecutive years, first in 2013-2014, and again in 2014-2015.

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.

Willamette Choir members Laurel Styner from San Diego, John Paul Welch from Solano Beach, Kyle Ward from Claremont, and Ryan LeGrand from LA will be performing in the concert.

Location: Claremont United Church of Christ Congregational
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m., at Claremont United Church of Christ Congregational, 233 Harrison Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

Choirs from Claremont High School, under the direction of Joel Wilson 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 free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.
The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: William Mathias’ “Let the People Praise Thee, O God” which was composed for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981, “Gloria” by Javier Busto which has cluster chords that slide by whole steps and “Speak of Peace” by Allan Robert Petker which calls for Peace in our time. The Willamette Singers, vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including: “First Train Home” by Imogen Heap, “It’s Sandman” by Count Basie, “Kaleidoscope Heart” by Sara Bareilles and Justin Bieber’s “Roller Coaster”.

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 Seattle in March of 2012.

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ 20th CD, “Green Garden,” was released in the fall of 2016. 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. DownBeat Magazine selected the Singers as the Best Large Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation for two consecutive years, first in 2013-2014, and again in 2014-2015.

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.

Willamette Choir members Laurel Styner from San Diego, John Paul Welch from Solano Beach, Kyle Ward from Claremont, and Ryan LeGrand from LA will be performing in the concert.

Location: First United Methodist Church
Date: Friday, January 13, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Friday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 1825 East St., Redding, CA 96001

Choirs from Shasta High School, under the direction of Gavin Spencer and Enterprise High School, under the direction of Alissa Aune, 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 free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: William Mathias’ “Let the People Praise Thee, O God” which was composed for the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1981, “Gloria” by Javier Busto which has cluster chords that slide by whole steps and “Speak of Peace” by Allan Robert Petker which calls for Peace in our time. The Willamette Singers, vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including: “First Train Home” by Imogen Heap, “It’s Sandman” by Count Basie, “Kaleidoscope Heart” by Sara Bareilles and Justin Bieber’s “Roller Coaster”.

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 Seattle in March of 2012.

The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ 20th CD, “Green Garden,” was released in the fall of 2016. 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. DownBeat Magazine selected the Singers as the Best Large Collegiate Vocal Jazz Ensemble in the nation for two consecutive years, first in 2013-2014, and again in 2014-2015.

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.