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University of Portland’s University Singers, Women’s Chorale, and Jazz Band to perform February 17 concert
The University Singers will take on popular music, including contemporary a cappela arrangements and stirring pieces for women’s and men’s voices alone. They will be joined by the beautiful sounds of the Women’s Chorale, singing a varied program including several contrasting choral styles: a setting of “Ave Maria” by Portland composer Joan Szymko; “I Am In Love,” a haunting arrangement of an Appalachian folksong by Laura Parrotta; and a fun set of jazz standards, “Swing Around Suite,” featuring “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” in the style of Ella Fitzgerald, “God Bless the Child,” and “How High the Moon.” The suite will also feature individual soloists from the Chorale. The concert will conclude with a rousing performance by the dynamic, roof-raising University Jazz Band.
For more information contact the performing and fine arts department at (503) 943-7228 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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