Linfield choir presents music from concert tour

Linfield choirThe Linfield College Concert Choir will present a performance, the final of a recent tour, on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall.

Under the direction of Anna Song, the choir toured and performed through Southern Oregon and California Feb. 2-7. Music will include both sacred and secular repertoire exploring nature, environmental stewardship and the various seasons of the year. The choir will perform works by Johannes Brahms, William Byrd, Alberto Grau, Eric Whitacre and Pete Seeger, as well as multi-cultural songs.

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, Costa Rica and Southeast Asia.

The Linfield choral groups are directed by Song, associate professor of music and director of choral activities since 2008. Song graduated with a bachelor’s in composition from the University of California and received her master’s in conducting from the School of Music and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. She recently completed her doctoral studies in music education from Teachers College, Columbia 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, call the Linfield Department of Music at 503-883-2275 or visit linfield.edu/arts.