Waverly Consort at Willamette University

The Waverly Consort, a 13-member ensemble of singers and musicians recognized around the world for its mastery of Middle Ages and Renaissance music, will present "Iberia" Monday, March 25, at 8 p.m. in Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, at Willamette University. The event concludes the Grace Goudy Distinguished Artists Series for 2001-02.

"Iberia" is described as a musical evocation of Spain and Portugal at the height of their glory and influence in the 16th and 17th centuries. The program includes songs from plays of the great masters of the stage, vibrant dance rhythms and mystical church music.

The Consort, now in its 38th year, has performed throughout North and South America, Britain and the Far East. Most recently the ensemble has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and National Public Radio Performance Today. Its numerous recordings include the best selling CBS Masterworks A Renaissance Christmas Celebration with the Waverly Consort, and the Angel-EMI Classics recording for the Columbian Quincentenary entitled 1492: Music from the Age of Discovery, listed on Billboard's classical chart of bestsellers for 17 weeks.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students and seniors at all Safeway FASTIXX outlets. In Portland, call 503-224-TIXX. Outside Portland, call 1-800-992-TIXX.Tickets for Willamette University students, faculty and staff are available through the music department.