Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

March 23, 2001

Whitworth Choir Launches Spring Concert Tour

The award-winning Whitworth College Choir will perform in 11 cities throughout the Pacific Northwest as part of its 2001 spring concert tour. The 68-member ensemble will perform works from such composers as Jacob Handl, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Johann von Herbeck and William Dawson, and the concert will include a repertoire of music spanning the Baroque period to the 20th 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. Each year the choir performs six Christmas festival concerts in the Seattle area and Spokane. 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 Whitworth Choir recently released its fourth CD, "My Song in the Night."

Whitworth is a private, liberal arts college located in Spokane, Wash.

Following is information for each of the spring 2001 choir tour concert locations. Each concert is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken.

SEATTLE:

Saturday, March 24, at 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 1013 Eighth Ave.
For more information, please call (206) 624-0644.

MERCER ISLAND:

Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m. worship service
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, 3605 84th Ave. SE
For more information, please call (206) 232-5595.

VANCOUVER, WASH.:

Sunday, March 25, at 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 4300 Main St.
For more information, please call (360) 694-3363.

SALEM:

Monday, March 26, at 11:30 a.m.
Willamette University, Hudson Hall 900 State St.
For more information, please call (503) 370-6300 or (503) 370-6320.

EUGENE:

Monday, March 26, at 7 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church, 1475 Ferry St.
For more information, please call (541) 345-8724.

PORT ORCHARD:

Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m.
South Kitsap Presbyterian Church, 4705 Jackson Ave. SE
For more information, please call (360) 876-0061.

BELLINGHAM:

Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m.
Birchwood Presbyterian Church, 400 Meadowbrook Court
For more information, please call (360) 738-0402.

EVERETT:

Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave.
For more information, please call (425) 259-7139.

YAKIMA:

Saturday, March 31, at 7 p.m.
Yakima First Presbyterian Church, 9 South Eighth Ave.
For more information, please call (509) 248-7940.

YAKIMA:

Sunday, April 1, 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. worship services
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6015 Summitview Ave.
For more information, please call (509) 966-1900.

SPOKANE:

Friday, April 6, at 8 p.m.
Westminster Congregational Church, 411 S. Washington St.
For more information, please call (509) 6241366.

Contacts:

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

Kevin Benson, fine arts tour coordinator, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4769 or kbenson@whitworth.edu.

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

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