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11/19/2007 Chamber music groups offer afternoon concert

McMINNVILLE – Seven Linfield College music ensembles including instrumental and vocal will present a chamber music recital on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. in the Delkin Recital Hall located in the Vivian A. Bull Music Center at Linfield.

The afternoon performance will showcase groups made up predominantly of students with some community members. Ensembles include the Linfield Flute Choir directed by Denise Westby, adjunct professor of music; the Linfield Monday Brass Ensemble led by Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music; the Linfield Saxophone Sextet under the direction of Steve Kravitz, adjunct professor of music; the Linfield Mello Cellos coached by Sherill Roberts, adjunct professor of music; the Women's Vocal Ensemble led by Debra Huddleston, adjunct professor of music; Advanced Chamber Music with Piano coached by Faun Tiedge and Jill Timmons, both professors of music; and the Linfield Percussion Ensemble directed by Kirsten Swanson, adjunct professor of music.

The groups will perform a variety of works by composers including J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn, Robert Nagel and others. Two ensembles, the Mello Cellos and the Percussion Ensemble, will play music arranged for them by directors Roberts and Swanson.

Chamber music, typically written for one instrument on each part, builds independent and confident musicians, according to Paddock.

"There's a lot of give and take in a small chamber ensemble with no conductor to lead the way," she added. "The best of all chamber music groups can be compared to a great friendship where communication is good."

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