Willamette Master Chorus Performs "Magnificence of Christmas" Concert

The Willamette University Master Chorus will perform its holiday concert, "Magnificence of Christmas" on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m. Both concerts will be held in Hudson Hall, located in the Mary Stewart Rogers Music Center.

The Willamette Master Chorus offers the gift of holiday choral music featuring Gregorian Chant, Renaissance Christmas Motets and Contemporary Carols, with Brass and Handbell Choir. Beginning with plainsong and chant, the music selection will move to holiday madrigals in a madrigal dinner setting along with music from Renaissance composers such as Dufay, Josquin, Isaac and Gabrielli. A brass ensemble will join the choir for Daniel Pinkham's well-known "Christmas Cantata" and accompany the chorus and audience singing holiday carols at the end of the concert. The award-winning Handbell Choir from the Tualatin Valley Junior Academy, under the direction of Jason Wells, will be featured in solo pieces and with the chorus.

Admission is free to children 17 and under - Willamette Master Choir's Christmas gift to the community. For ticket information, call 503-370-8055.