2015 Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers Winter Tour
The Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will be touring Oregon and Washington January 10-16, 2015. Please find a performance near you and come support your Bearcats. Concerts are all FREE, but a goodwill offering will be graciously accepted.
The performance will include a variety of sacred and secular works, both A cappella and accompanied. The Chamber Choir’s performance will include: Past Life Melodies by Sarah Hopkins, O Magnum Mysterium by Kevin Memley and How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place from the Brahms’ Requiem. The Willamette Singers will perform selections including: Air Mail Special by Benny Goodman, Stella by Starlight by Victor Young, and Sent for You Yesterday by William “Count” Basie.
The Willamette Chamber Choir is a 44-voice ensemble that performs throughout the Northwest. Archbishop Desmond Tutu invited the choir to perform in South Africa in 2004, and music from their South African tour is featured on their fifth CD, “Thula Sizwe: A Celebration of Hope.” Their latest CD “The New Moon” is a compilation of recordings from 2006-2010 and was released in the fall of 2010. The Willamette Chamber Choir performed at the Northwest Regional Convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) in Seattle in March of 2012.
The Willamette Singers is a 17-member vocal jazz ensemble. The Singers’ eighteenth CD, “Love, My Old Friend” was released in the fall of 2014. 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 2013-2014.
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.