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2/10/2004 Chamber singers to perform at Linfield

McMINNVILLE – The University of Victoria Chamber Singers will present a concert Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium at Linfield College.

The performance is free and open to the public.

The University of Victoria Chamber Singers is a performing group at the University of Victoria School of Music in British Columbia, Canada. This year, they are celebrating their 30th anniversary and their 27th season under the baton of Bruce More. In addition to their four concerts per year in Victoria, they have in recent years specialized in worldwide concert tours. They have sung to critical acclaim in 120 cities in 26 countries of Eastern and Western Europe, the Orient, Africa and the South Pacific in addition to eight U.S. states and five Canadian provinces. Specializing in the works of Canadian composers, the group routinely performs sacred and secular works from all eras, having a repertoire of more than 600 works since its beginning in 1969. They have also recorded for broadcast on the CBC, University of California radio, NCRV Radio in Holland and the National Radios of China, Poland and Hungary.

More holds a doctor of musical arts degree in voice performance and conducting from Yale University, where he conducted the first Yale University Women’s Chorus among other ensembles. Since returning to his native British Columbia, he has been a recitalist and guest baritone soloist. He founded the Music Department of Malaspina College, the summer choral program of the Courtenay Youth Music Camp, and was founding president of the Vancouver Island Opera Society, now Pacific Opera. For 16 years, he conducted the 150-voice Victoria Choral Society, and frequently guest conducted the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. He is presently conductor of the Chamber Singers and Prima Youth Choir, a 90-voice ensemble, ages 16 to 24.

For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.