Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

March 31, 2003

Whitworth Choir and Chamber Singers to Perform in Spring 2003 Concert

WHAT: The acclaimed Whitworth College Choir and the Whitworth Chamber Singers will conclude their West-Coast spring 2003 concert tour with an April 6 Spokane performance. The ensembles will perform works by such composers as Maurice Duruflè, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Gerald Finzi and Leonard Bernstein, as well as spirituals arranged by Keith Hampton and Moses Hogan.

Led by Interim Director of Choral Activities Deborah Hansen, 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, which is frequently selected to perform at conventions for the American Choral Directors Association, the Washington Music Educators Association, and the Music Educators National Conference, recently released its fifth CD, "Gloria."

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The college enrolls 2,200 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs.

WHEN: Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m.

WHERE: Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, Wash.

The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken. For more information about the Spokane concert, please call (509) 777-3280.

Contacts:

Deborah Hansen, associate professor of music and interim director of choral activities, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4459 or dhansen@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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