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Fall choral concert features music of loss, hope and love

Members of various Linfield College choral ensembles will perform in the Fall Choral Concert on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The choral concert will feature music about loss, hope and love by composers such as Byrd, Casals, Gibbons and Stroope. The performance will also include folk songs from the Philippines, Zimbabwe, Ireland and the U.S.

The performance will feature the Linfield Concert Choir, the Women’s Vocal Ensemble and the Wildcat Men’s Glee Club. Founded in 1930, the Linfield Concert Choir is made up of 40 voices, music majors and non-majors alike, and is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The group has toured every year to locations including the western states, Hawaii, New Zealand and Asia.

The choral ensembles are under the direction of Anna Song, assistant professor of music at Linfield. Song earned her bachelor’s in composition from UCLA and her master’s in conducting from the School of Music and the Institution of Sacred Music at Yale University. She has been directing choirs and teaching music in the Portland area since 2001. She is co-founder and artistic director of In Mulieribus, a professional women’s ensemble that focuses on the performance of early music. The ensemble has been featured on national radio programs such as Performance Today and Millennium of Music.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275 or droot@linfield.edu.