Master Chorus Concert At Willamette May 4-5

The Willamette Master Chorus presents "Drumming, Singing, and Dancing" under the direction of Dr. Paul Klemme in Smith Auditorium Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors and students at all Safeway FASTIXX locations, the Willamette University Music Department and Opus One Recordings at 503-362-1788. For ticket and performance information, please call 503-370-8055.

Joining the Master Chorus will be the Portland-based dance troupe BodyVox, a 12-member professional dance company. Salem singers Leslie Eck, Don Ebel and Kevin Helppie will sing the solo roles accompanied by pianists David Ingram and Honey Wilson and a percussion ensemble.

The Willamette Master Chorus is the mid-Willamette valley's premiere auditioned choral ensemble. Founded in 1984, the group regularly performs with the Salem Chamber Orchestra and has appeared at the International Choral Festival in Missoula, Mt., and the International Cathedral Music Festival in Salisbury, England.

Choreographers Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland formed BodyVox in 1997. Based in Portland, Hampton and Roland have been honing the cutting edge of contemporary dance for more than two decades. The group has toured throughout the U.S., Italy and Canada.