Linfield Reports, 12/4/17

This will be the last Linfield Reports of the semester. Linfield Reports will resume with the spring semester.  

Linfield Lively Arts to host New York Polyphony 

NY PolyphonyAn acclaimed vocal group will perform at Linfield College as a part of the Linfield Lively Arts Series. 

New York Polyphony will perform on Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield College. New York Polyphony, founded in 2006, is one of the foremost vocal chamber ensembles active today. Featuring countertenor Geoffrey Williams, tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson, baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert and bass Craig Phillips, the four men give vibrant, modern voice to repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to cutting-edge compositions. Both in performance and on recording, the ensemble has demonstrated a commitment to presenting contemporary compositions that explore the boundaries between ancient and modern music. 

New York Polyphony tours extensively, participating in major concert series and festivals around the world, including performances at London’s Wigmore Hall and The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and residencies at Dartmouth College and Stanford University. They have been featured on “Performance Today” for American Public Media, Public Radio International and BBC Radio 3’s “In Tune.” In December 2011, New York Polyphony made its national television debut on “The Martha Stewart Show.” 

The concert is sponsored by the Linfield Lively Arts Series, which features guest artists in concerts and in outreach activities, including master classes, open rehearsals and “Meet the Musicians” events with students and local audiences. It is presented in collaboration with Friends of Chamber Music, a Portland-area non-profit organization, dedicated to presenting the highest quality chamber ensembles in concert, and providing educational outreach to further chamber music in our community. 

Tickets are $10 at the door; however, the performance is free for K-12 students and Linfield students with current ID. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit 

Exhibit at Linfield College museum explores Discoveries and Donations 

Senegal exhibit, Linfield Anthropology MuseumA new exhibit at the Linfield Anthropology Museum, rather than examine a specific time period or event, explores the museum itself. 

The exhibit, “Discoveries and Donations: A Retrospective of the Linfield Anthropology Museum,” opens on Tuesday, Dec. 5. A noon reception will kick off the opening.  

The exhibit is a look back at the history of the museum, examining its development and how it has changed over time. It explores the origins of the collections that form the museum, where the objects came from and the donors that generously gifted them. 

The show is prepared by Zoya Miller ’18 as part of her honors thesis.  

The show is free and open to the public. The Linfield Anthropology Museum is located on the first floor of Walker Hall on campus, and is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact or visit 

Winter choir concert offers seasonal songs 

Linfield College ChoirWinter is coming, and with it, a seasonal concert featuring a varied program of choir music and caroling at Linfield College.  

The Linfield Department of Music will present a winter choir concert on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield. 

The Linfield Wildcat Men’s Glee Club, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and Concert Choir will present the winter program featuring music by Edward Elgar, Arvo Pärt and other composers spanning six centuries, as well as holiday songs of the season. The audience will be invited to join the choirs and sing along for several carols. 

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit 

Fall chamber music recital planned  

Linfield College Music DepartmentThe upcoming fall chamber music recital at Linfield College will have a diverse array of chamber music styles and instruments, from samba to Mozart. 

The Linfield Department of Music will present their fall recital on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall of the Vivian A. Bull Music Center.   

More than 30 musicians will present a wide variety of chamber music, from percussionists performing a traditional Brazilian samba bateria to pianists performing movements from “The Dolly Suite” of Fauré. String ensembles will perform duos and trios by Mozart, Dvořák and more. 

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275 or visit 

Linfield to host second annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ food or funds drive  

Stuff the BusLinfield will host the annual Stuff the Bus event on Friday, Dec. 8, from 4-5 p.m., with cookie decorating, photo booth, music and more.  

In preparation for the event, your group or office is invited to pick up a box or envelope now from the Community Engagement and Service office in Riley 301.  

YCAP can provide 33 meals for just $10, so whether you want to donate non- perishable items, money or volunteer, your community neighbors will benefit. Visit to donate online to YCAP and make a note of ‘Linfield STB’ at check out. 

This is a partnership with the community-wide Stuff the Bus event sponsored by YCAP and Willamette Valley Medical Center. There is also a bin to collect gently used or like-new coats and new/unwrapped toys outside the ASLC office in Riley Hall.  

For more information, contact Joni Tonn, or 503-883-2636. 

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