University of Portland
02-07-2013
Contact: John Furey, Joe Kuffner

University of Portland’s University Singers, Women’s Chorale, and Jazz Band to perform February 17 concert

The University of Portland will present three of its premier musical groups in a concert slated for Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m. in Buckley Center Auditorium on campus, 5000 N. Willamette Blvd. The performance is free and open to the public.

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 pfa@up.edu.

The University of Portland is an independently governed Catholic university guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. U.S. News & World Report ranks the institution as one of the top ten regional universities in the 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.

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