Willamette University Choral Program Honored

Willamette University Chamber ChoirWillamette SingersThe Willamette University Chamber Choir and Willamette Singers have been selected by the American Choral Directors Association to perform at the organization's Northwest Regional Convention in Portland in March. Willamette auditioned against universities in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

Willamette's Chamber Choir will perform its convention program at the Winter Choral Concert Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in Hudson Hall on the Willamette campus. The concert is free.

"The program will include a wide variety of literature," Choral Director Wallace Long said. "From 'Rotala,' a piece sung in Latvian by composer Juris Karlsons, to the well known 'Water Night' by Eric Whitacre, to a marvelous gospel piece by Sean Ivory and Paul Caldwell, 'John the Revelator,' the music will be rich and expressive." Male Ensemble Willamette and Voce Femminile will also be featured.

The Willamette Singers will perform its convention program at the 11th annual "Puttin' on the Ritz" big band dinner and dance event Friday, March 11, and Saturday, March 12, from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Putnam Student Center on the Willamette campus. Tickets are $34.50 per person or $260 for a table of eight. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Willamette music office at 503-370-6214.