Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

March 14, 2003

Whitworth Choir and Chamber Singers Launch Spring Concert Tour

The acclaimed Whitworth College Choir and the Whitworth Chamber Singers will perform in seven West-Coast cities during their spring 2003 concert tour. 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.

Following is information for each concert location. The concerts are free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken:

Vancouver, Wash.
Saturday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Presbyterian Church, 805 SE Columbia Ridge Dr.
For more information about the Vancouver concert, please call (360)-694-7549.

Medford, Ore.
Sunday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2000 Oakwood Dr.
For more information about the Medford concert, please call (541) 773-8271.

Davis, Calif.
Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
Davis Community Presbyterian Church, 412 C St.
For more information about the Davis concert, please call (530) 753-2894.

San Francisco, Calif.
Tuesday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m.
Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2515 Fillmore St.
For more information about the San Francisco concert, please call (415) 346-3832.

Saratoga, Calif.
Wednesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Saratoga Presbyterian Church, 20455 Herriman Ave.
For more information about the Saratoga concert, please call (408)-867-0144.

Lafayette, Calif.
Thursday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Dr.
For more information about the Lafayette concert, please call (925) 283-8722.

Yuba City, Calif.
Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1390 Franklin Rd.
For more information about the Yuba City concert, please call (530) 673-5559.

Spokane, Wash.
Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, W. 1115 Riverside Ave.
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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