Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2000

Christmas Festival Concert to Feature Whitworth Choir

The 2000 Whitworth College Christmas Festival Concert, "Wondrous Night," will feature the award-winning Whitworth Choir as well as performances by the Whitworth Chamber Singers, Women's Choir, brass quintet and harp ensemble. The concert will include congregational hymns, scripture and liturgical readings, and a repertoire of music spanning the Baroque period to the twentieth century.

Led by Director of Choral Activities Bryan Priddy, the Whitworth Choir is considered one of the premiere collegiate choirs in the Northwest, and has performed with the Spokane Symphony and Chorale. The choir is frequently selected to perform at conventions for the American Choral Directors Association, the Washington Music Educators Association, and the Music Educators National Conference.

The Christmas Festival Concert will be performed in four cities. Following is event information for each location.

  • PORTLAND: Friday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m., prelude at 7:40 p.m.Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 NE Hancock St. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Terri Banasek at (503) 629-0396.
  • GIG HARBOR: Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m., prelude at 7:10 p.m. Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, 7700 Shansie Ave. NW. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Karen Graham at (253) 564-3817.
  • SEATTLE: Sunday, Dec. 3, at 3 p.m., prelude at 2:40 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Ave. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through Kara Billingsley at (206) 368-6926.
  • SPOKANE: Friday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m., prelude at 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., prelude at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., prelude at 6:40 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through G&B Select-A-Seat at (509) 325-SEAT, through the Whitworth Music Office at (509) 777-3280, or through Dick Barney at (509) 467-9397.

Contacts:

S. Bryan Priddy, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4589 or bpriddy@whitworth.edu.

Nancy Fike, fine arts coordinator, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4769 or nfike@whitworth.edu.

Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or jriddle@whitworth.edu.

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