Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

April 14, 2004

Whitworth Choir to Perform in Spring Concert April 25

The acclaimed Whitworth College Choir will perform its spring concert, "A Celebration of Creation," on Sunday, April 25, at 3 p.m. at St. John's Cathedral, located at 127 E. 12 Ave., in Spokane. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.

Directed by Marc A. Hafso, professor of music at Whitworth, the choir will perform Aaron Copland's In the Beginning as well as works by Bach, Beethoven, Hildor Lundvik, and Hafso himself.

The Whitworth Choir is considered one of the premiere collegiate choirs in the Northwest, and has performed with Spokane Symphony and Chorale. The choir, which is frequently selected to perform at conventions of 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.

Contacts:

Marc A. Hafso, director of choral activities and professor of music, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4589 or mhafso@whitworth.edu.

Joan Lack, music department program assistant, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3280 or jlack@whitworth.edu.

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

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