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Whitworth Choir to present spring concert tour March 20-28

February 26, 2015

The Whitworth Choir will present its 2015 spring tour March 20-28, with performances taking place along the I-5 corridor of Washington state. The concerts will feature Whitworth Choir Director Marc A. Hafso’s Missa Pacem (Mass of Peace), a 23-minute work featuring Whitworth’s outstanding soloists, mixed chorus, piano and percussion. Other works will include selections from Benjamin Britten’s Five Flower Songs, Charles Ives’ Circus Band for mixed chorus and piano four-hands, and songs from Africa and North America.

All concerts are free of charge and open to the public, but a free-will offering by the audience would be greatly appreciated.

Details regarding each concert are listed below. For more information, please call 509-777-3280.

Fri., March 20, 8 p.m. - Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Wenatchee
1400 South Miller Street, Wenatchee
*Wenatchee High School Chamber Singers, Dawn McCormick, director

Sat., March 21, 7 p.m. - Birchwood Presbyterian Church, Bellingham
400 Meadowbrook Court, Bellingham
*Bellingham High School Concert Choir, Linda Short, director
*Sehome High School Concert Choir, Jessica Schlicting, director

Sun., March 22, 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. worship services at First Presbyterian Church of Bellingham
1031 North Garden Street, Bellingham

Sun., March 22, 6 p.m. - Third Christian Reformed Church, Lynden
514 Liberty Street, Lynden
*Lynden Christian High School Concert Choir, Ryan Smit, director

Tues., March 24, 7 p.m. - Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Vancouver, B.C.
1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
*The EnChor Choir (a Vancouver-based 55+ choral ensemble), Morna Edmundson, interim director

Wed., March 25, 7 p.m. - Longview Community Church, Longview
2323 Washington Way, Longview
*Mark Morris High School Advanced Mixed Choir, Brian Mitchell, director

Fri., March 27, 7:30 p.m. - Columbia Presbyterian Church, Vancouver
805 Columbia Ridge Drive, Vancouver

Sat., March 28, 7:30 p.m. - Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Gig Harbor
7700 Skansie Avenue, Gig Harbor

*Denotes special guest choir(s) that will open the Whitworth Choir program and join the Whitworth Choir to sing a mass choir selection later in the program.

The Whitworth Choir is regarded as one of the premier university choirs in the Pacific Northwest and continues to build upon an 80-year heritage of fine choral singing. The choir pursues an active schedule that includes the popular Christmas Festival Concerts in Spokane and the Seattle area, regular tours, performances of major works with orchestra, and recording projects.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Joan Lack, music tour coordinator, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3280 or

Lucas Beechinor, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or