2018 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. 6 at 7 p.m., at Willamette University’s Hudson Hall, 900 State St., Salem, Oregon.

The McNary High School choir, under the direction of Josh Rist and the McKay High School choir, 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 performance will include “O Lux Beata Trinitas” arranged by Ko Matsushita, “Hentakan Jiwa” by Ken Steven and “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjielo. The Willamette Singers, a vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including “Confirmation” and “One Day I’ll Fly Away,” arranged by Kerry Marsh, and “Muddy Water” arranged by Michelle Weir..

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’ 21st CD, “First Train Home” was released in the fall of 2017. 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 three years, first in 2013-2014, then in 2014-2015, and finally in 2016-2017.

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, 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 7, 2018
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. 7, 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: Ola Gjeilo's "Evening Prayer", a beautiful contemporary piece with sacred text featuring piano and saxophone accompaniment, and Robert Lucas Pearsall's "Lay a Garland", a Renaissance inspired piece by a romantic composer.

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 7, 2018
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. 7, 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, 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 performance will include “O Lux Beata Trinitas” arranged by Ko Matsushita, “Hentakan Jiwa” by Ken Steven and “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjielo. The Willamette Singers, a vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including “Confirmation” and “One Day I’ll Fly Away,” arranged by Kerry Marsh, and “Muddy Water” arranged by Michelle Weir.

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’ 21st CD, “First Train Home” was released in the fall of 2017. 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 three years, first in 2013-2014, then in 2014-2015, and finally in 2016-2017.


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.

Location: Mountain View High School
Date: Monday, January 8, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Monday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m., at Mountain View High School, 3533 Truman Ave. Mountain View, CA 94040

Choirs from Mountain View High School 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 performance will include “O Lux Beata Trinitas” arranged by Ko Matsushita, “Hentakan Jiwa” by Ken Steven and “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjielo. The Willamette Singers, a vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including “Confirmation” and “One Day I’ll Fly Away,” arranged by Kerry Marsh, and “Muddy Water” arranged by Michelle Weir.

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’ 21st CD, “First Train Home” was released in the fall of 2017. 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 three years, first in 2013-2014, then in 2014-2015, and finally in 2016-2017.


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.

Location: Christian Brothers High School
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time: 1:15 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 1:15 p.m., at Christian Brothers High School, 4315 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95820.

Choirs from the Christian Brothers High School, 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 performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir performance will include “O Lux Beata Trinitas” arranged by Ko Matsushita, “Hentakan Jiwa” by Ken Steven and “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjielo. The Willamette Singers, a vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including “Confirmation” and “One Day I’ll Fly Away,” arranged by Kerry Marsh, and “Muddy Water” arranged by Michelle Weir.

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’ 21st CD, “First Train Home” was released in the fall of 2017. 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 three years, first in 2013-2014, then in 2014-2015, and finally in 2016-2017.


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.

Location: California State Capitol Building Rotunda
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time: 4:00 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 4:00 p.m., at the California State Capotol Buidling Rotunda, 1315 10th St. Sacramento, CA 95814

The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both a cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir performance will include “O Lux Beata Trinitas” arranged by Ko Matsushita, “Hentakan Jiwa” by Ken Steven and “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjielo.  The concert is free and open to the public, although a goodwill donation is encouraged.

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 group has 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.

Location: Claremont United Church of Christ Congregational
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m., at Claremont United Church of Christ Congregational, 233 Harrison Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

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 performance will include “O Lux Beata Trinitas” arranged by Ko Matsushita, “Hentakan Jiwa” by Ken Steven and “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjielo. The Willamette Singers, a vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including “Confirmation” and “One Day I’ll Fly Away,” arranged by Kerry Marsh, and “Muddy Water” arranged by Michelle Weir.

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’ 21st CD, “First Train Home” was released in the fall of 2017. 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 three years, first in 2013-2014, then in 2014-2015, and finally in 2016-2017.


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.

Location: St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 p.m., at St. Michael and All Angels Epsicopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave. Studio City, CA 91604

Choirs from Campbell Hall High School 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 performance will include “O Lux Beata Trinitas” arranged by Ko Matsushita, “Hentakan Jiwa” by Ken Steven and “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjielo. The Willamette Singers, a vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including “Confirmation” and “One Day I’ll Fly Away,” arranged by Kerry Marsh, and “Muddy Water” arranged by Michelle Weir.

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’ 21st CD, “First Train Home” was released in the fall of 2017. 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 three years, first in 2013-2014, then in 2014-2015, and finally in 2016-2017.


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.

Location: Piedmont Community Church
Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
Time: 7:30 p.m.


The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform Friday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m., at Piedmont Community Church, 400 Highland Ave. Piedmont, CA 94611

Choirs from College Prepatory High School 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 performance will include “O Lux Beata Trinitas” arranged by Ko Matsushita, “Hentakan Jiwa” by Ken Steven and “Evening Prayer” by Ola Gjielo. The Willamette Singers, a vocal jazz ensemble, will perform selections including “Confirmation” and “One Day I’ll Fly Away,” arranged by Kerry Marsh, and “Muddy Water” arranged by Michelle Weir.

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’ 21st CD, “First Train Home” was released in the fall of 2017. 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 three years, first in 2013-2014, then in 2014-2015, and finally in 2016-2017.


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.