February 23, 2005
Whitworth Choir Presents Spring Concert Tour,
The acclaimed Whitworth Choir will perform in six locations in California March 13-19 and in Spokane March 29 for its 2005 spring concert tour, "Music for the Seasons of the Church." Admission to the concerts is free; a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the choir. For more information, please call (509) 777-3280.
Tour performances will feature pieces that observe the seasons of the church, including Yea Though I Wander, by Georg Schumann, for Lent; Lord, In Thy Resurrection, by J. Gallus-Handl, for Easter; and I Will Pour Out My Spirit, by Bernard Naylor, for Pentecost; as well as several spirituals, including the Trinidad carol The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy and Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen.
"The journey that we embark on through the seasons of the church is similar to seasons of the year," says Director of Choral Activities Marc A. Hafso. "However, rather than focus on the planetary orbits or crop rotations, in the church we focus on the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Remembering Christ's journey before us, the Whitworth Choir in this year's spring tour is pleased to present literature that focuses on that spiritual journey."
Following is concert information for each location:
Los Angeles, Calif.:
When: Sunday, March 13, at 9 a.m.
Westlake Village, Calif.:
When: Sunday, March 13, at 7 p.m.
When: Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m.
When: Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m.
La Jolla, Calif.:
When: Saturday, March 19, at 7 p.m.
When: Tuesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m.
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, and recently released its fifth CD, Gloria.
Marc A. Hafso, professor of music and director of choral activities, Whitworth College, (509) 777-4589 or email@example.com.
Joan Lack, performing arts tour coordinator, music department, (509) 777-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julie Riddle, public information specialist, Whitworth College, (509) 777-3729 or email@example.com.