Palouse Choral Society Presents the Chamber Choir

The Palouse Choral Society is proud to present Northern Exposure, a performance by its ensemble group, The Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Michael Murphy. The concert will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Haddock Concert Hall at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music Building and will feature choral music written by Northwest Composers. Among these composers, all of whom have a connection to the Pacific Northwest, are Morten Lauridsen, who was born in Colfax, WA, Charles Argersinger, who taught at WSU for a number of years, and Daniel Gawthrop, a popular choral composer who has had a number of his works performed on the Palouse. Seattle composers Eric Lane Barnes, Karen Thomas, and John Muehleisen will also be represented on the program, as well as a work by choral composer and arranger Clyde Thompson from Central Oregon.

A wide range of musical topics will be explored in this concert, including madrigals, a Kyrie, a folk tune, and a song entitled Eat Your Vegetables! This presentation will engage the audience with lively and contemplative texts in a polished performance by an exceptionally fine choral ensemble made up of singers from the quad cities.

Tickets for the concert are available on-line at: www.palousechoralsociety.org/buy-tickets or at the door. Cost is $15 for adults, $8 for students, and free for children 12 and under. Block tickets of 4 may be purchased for $48. For more information about the concert, please contact Janice O’Toole at: palousechoral society@gmail.com.