The choir will perform a variety of music under the direction of Anna Song, assistant professor of music, and accompanied by pianist Christopher Engbretson. Featured works include pieces by Mozart, Powell, Gibbons and Byrd, among others. The performance is the final show of a spring break tour by the choir. Students will perform concerts in Arizona and New Mexico before concluding with a final performance at Linfield. While on tour, they will also work with high school choirs and provide an opportunity for student demonstrations and interactions.
The Linfield Concert Choir was organized in 1930 and is the oldest such group in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout its history, the choir has distinguished itself with concerts throughout the 10 western states and Canada. It has also performed extensively throughout the world in locations including Austria, Germany, Britain, New Zealand, Australia, China and Southeast Asia.
Song joined the Linfield music faculty in 2008. She graduated with a bachelors of arts degree in composition from the University of California and earned her master of music in conducting from the School of Music and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. In addition to teaching and conducting at Linfield, she is the co-founder and artistic director of In Mulieribus, a professional women’s ensemble that focuses on the performance of early music.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Linfield Music Department, 503-883-2275.