The Westmont College Choir tours the Pacific Northwest May 8-19 with California performances in Shafter, Davis, Redding and Grass Valley; Oregon performances in Klamath Falls and Salem; Washington performances in Seattle, Anacortes and Lakewood; and Vancouver British Columbia.
The choir, which includes 55 performers, will perform a selected repertoire that may include selections by Johann Bach, Ériks Ešenvalds, Dan Forrest, Ralph Vaughan Williams and emerging American composers.
In the past, the choir has toured Lithuania and Russia, England and Scotland, Guatemala and Costa Rica, and the Southwest.
“Touring is an important part of the development of Westmont musicians and ensembles,” says conductor Michael Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship. “The opportunity to focus on performance skills on a daily basis in widely varying conditions and for a variety of audiences is very motivating. The tour also serves an important ambassadorial function for the college, building a strong sense of community among the musicians.”
Admission to all the events is free with a free-will offering taken during the program. All concerts are at 7 p.m. except for Friday, May 13, which will be at 7:30 p.m.
Performance dates and locations are:
- Sunday, May 8, at Ford Theatre in Shafter
- Monday, May 9, at University Covenant Church in Davis
- Tuesday, May 10, at First United Methodist Church in Redding
- Wednesday, May 11, at First Presbyterian Church in Klamath Falls
- Thursday, May 12, at North Salem High School in Salem (High School Clinic)
- Thursday, May 12, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Salem
- Friday, May 13, at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle
- Saturday, May 14, at St. Mary’s Kerrisdale in Vancouver
- Sunday, May 15, at Christ’s Church Cathedral in Vancouver (Sunday Morning Worship)
- Sunday, May 15, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Anacortes
- Monday, May 16, at Lake City Community Church in Lakewood
- Wednesday, May 18, at Twin Cities Church in Grass Valley (Westmont alumni only)