Spring choral concert focuses on war theme

Music Professor Anna Song and Linfield Concert Choir Linfield College will host its spring choral concert, “Missa Brevis in Tempore Belli,” Sunday, May 12, at 4 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall at Linfield.

In connection with the campus-wide PLACE theme, “Legacies of War,” the Linfield Concert Choir, Women’s Vocal Ensemble and Wildcat Men’s Glee Club will present a choral concert of music inspired by war and its many faces.

“Missa Brevis in Tempore Belli” by Zoltan Kodaly was composed during WWII and premiered in a cloakroom of the Budapest Opera House where the composer was in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Hungary. Other pieces by Maurice Ravel, Veljo Tormis and Charles Davidson will also be featured.

The concert is sponsored by the Linfield Music Department and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-883-2275.