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Gonzaga University Choir Presents Mozart & Bach: A Spring Masterworks Concert April 27

Posted on April 9, 2013 in: Academics, Arts, Events, Faculty & Staff, Spotlight, Students


Gonzaga University Choir. Photo by Rajah Bose.

Gonzaga University Choir presents its Spring Masterworks Concert April 27 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Spokane. Photo Rajah Bose.

SPOKANE, Wash. – Led by Timothy Westerhaus, the 52-member Gonzaga University Choir will present its annual Spring Masterworks Concert at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 27 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on the South Hill at 127 E. 12th Ave.

The Choir singers will be joined by the professional chamber orchestra Incendo Music Ensemble for the concert, which includes W. A. Mozart’s exuberant “Solemn vespers” (Vesperae solennes de confessore) and J. S. Bach’s “Magnificat.”

Four professional soloists from across the United States will join the Choir, including: Arwen Myers, soprano, from Portland, Ore.; Laura Beckel Thoreson, mezzo-soprano, Vancouver, Wash.; Brian Ohnsorg, tenor, from Minneapolis; and Kyle Ferrill, baritone, from Moscow, Idaho. Myers is known for her versatile musicianship and performances nationwide. Beckel Thoreson maintains a rigorous and impressive performance schedule nationwide. Ohnsorg is a renowned soloist, choral singer, and conductor. Ferrill is a highly praised soloist who has sung on five continents and performed a wide repertoire of works. The soloists also will present master classes for some of Gonzaga’s finest singers at 4:10 p.m., Friday, April 26 – an opportunity for Gonzaga’s students to learn from professional musicians.

Gonzaga students are invited to a social before the event, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at The Calm, located next to the Cathedral; drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be available for all students (non-alcoholic drinks for students age 21). Buses will transport students to the Cathedral, departing from Gonzaga at 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students; children under age 12 attend free. Tickets are free for Gonzaga faculty, staff and students with GU identification. Tickets for the social are $5 and can be purchased with a valid GU student ID.

To reserve tickets, call (509) 313-6733.

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