Summer Choir Back for 7th Year

Hot summer nights and cool choral music return to Corvallis as the Oregon State University Summer Choir returns for its seventh season. Rehearsals begin on Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m. in Benton Hall on the OSU campus, and continue on subsequent Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

OSU students may register for credit (University Chorale MUS 199/399/599) and community members may participate for a $15 fee. All levels of singers are welcome. Solo opportunities will be available.

A final concert will take place on Wednesday, August 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 SW West Hills Road, Corvallis. Admission will be free.

The OSU Summer Choir is supervised by Steven Zielke, director of choral studies, with much of the conducting done by master’s level choral conducting students from OSU. Repertoire will be a diverse selection of choral music that includes Durante’s “Magnificat,” a work once wrongfully attributed to Palestrina, and a set of songs about travel. “Magnificat” will be performed in its entirety with soloists and chamber orchestra.

“Participants can expect enjoyable evenings, singing this wonderful choral music together. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a professional musician or this is your first choir experience,” says Zielke.

For more information, contact the OSU music department: 541-737-4061 or go to: summer.oregonstate.edu.

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