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3/14/2005 Linfield choir to present concert

McMINNVILLE – Members of the Linfield College choir will perform a concert on Saturday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium at Linfield.

The performance is the culmination of a spring break tour by the choir, during which they presented a program featuring a wide variety of musical styles spanning music from the 13th century through the 21st century. Pieces will range from early chant to spirituals and gospel with music representing several different cultures and traditions.

Larry Marsh, Linfield professor of music and choir director since 1981, said the 38-voice choir performed 10 concerts during the tour.

"Most of the program will be sung acappella with a few pieces being accompanied by piano and various percussion featuring seven soloists in the concert," he said.

The Linfield Concert Choir was organized in 1930 and is the oldest such group in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout its history, the choir has distinguished itself with concerts throughout the 10 western states and Canada. It has also performed extensively throughout the world in locations including Austria, Germany, Britain, New Zealand, Australia, China and Southeast Asia.

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