Contact: John Furey, Joe Kuffner
University of Portland's University Singers to tour Puget Sound region January 9-13
Wednesday, January 9, 1:30 p.m., Concert, Sacred Heart Parish, Lacey
Thursday, January 10, 7 p.m., Concert, Bellarmine Prep High School, Tacoma
Friday, January 11, 7:30 p.m., Concert, Holy Names Academy, Seattle
Saturday, January 12, 5 p.m., Mass, Sacred Heart Parish, Bellevue
Sunday, January 13, 9:30 a.m., Mass, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Seattle
Sunday, January 13, 12 p.m., Mass, St. James Cathedral, Seattle
The choir will sing a program of sacred and secular works from the Renaissance to today, including a setting of the Magnificat by Peter Chamberlain, a member of the choir and a junior engineering major.
The choir will also be performing private concerts at Olympia High School, John Paul II High School (Lacey), Panorama (a retirement community in Lacey), Shelton High School, Gig Harbor High School and Bishop Blanchet High School (Seattle).
The director of the University Singers is Michael Connolly, D.M.A., professor of music at the University since 1988. Connolly is director of the University’s music program and former chair of the department of performing and fine arts. He has served as national chair of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, the Catholic liturgical music organization.
The University of Portland is Oregon's Catholic university and has been closely affiliated for more than a century with the Congregation of Holy Cross in South Bend, Indiana. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the American West. It is the only school in Oregon to offer a College of Arts & Sciences, a graduate school, and nationally accredited programs in the schools of business, education, engineering, and nursing.U.P. News Bureau 5000 N Willamette Blvd Portland, OR 97203 503-943-7202