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Linfield concert to feature choral music

Linfield Music DepartmentLinfield College will host a fall choir concert “Lift Every Voice,” Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

The Linfield Concert Choir, Wildcat Men’s Glee Club and Women’s Vocal Ensemble will perform a musical program focused on the varied faces of loss and hope. It will include American and Indonesian folk songs, as well as works by Carlo Gesualdo, U2 and selections from Johannes Brahms’ “Neue Liebeslieder.” The choir is directed by Anna Song, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Linfield.

Song earned her bachelor’s in composition at UCLA and her master’s in conducting from the School of Music and the Institution of Sacred Music at Yale University. She has conducted the Portland Symphonic Choir and Yale University Chapel Choir, and also taught at DePaul University. She has been teaching music and conducting choirs in the Portland area since 2001 and performs regularly with In Mulieribus.

The concert is sponsored by the Linfield Music Department and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275, or go to www.linfield.edu/arts.